I'm surprised the cops intervened in this situation. It does sound like you have a case here and the LL may end up being responsible for all your costs from the point of eviction. I passed your info off to a colleague in Los Angeles, (Andre) I hope he is able to help you. His number is 818-484-0424 and he handles all kinds of LL/T issues.
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If you were not provided notice, you may challenge the judgment.
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You can contest the judgment against you, and also cross-sue for damages if you were not served and therefore were illegally evicted. However, it is incumbent upon you to take action as soon as possible to protect your rights.
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