I lived in an apartment that was infested with mice and cockroaches. It also had leaks in the ceiling. I have since moved. Can I sue my former landlord for damages? Can I claim emotional distress?The conditions were so bad that I had to move. The landlord refused to fix the place. I incurred costs in moving and my kids had to go to new schools. This has upset me although I haven't seen a psychiatrist for my distress. Are there any sorts of state penalties? Will a lawyer take a case like this on contingency or do I have to pay him by the hour? Is it likely my landlord would have to pay for my attorneys fees? (Also, I am in California)
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