My former roommate has broken his lease and moved out of the country. All I have is an email and phone number. I am suing for the rent we are both responsible for, but he refuses to pay. What are my options?
You can still sue. The biggest problem is service (that is, proper legal notification that the lawsuit is happening). This can be handled by several means, from having someone in the other country serve him, to service by publication by putting a notice into a newspaper. Since all of that is rather technical, you will probably want to consult with an attorney.
Note that I am not your attorney, and this posting does not create an attorney-client relationship between myself and any other party. This posting also does not constitute legal advice. Instead, it is meant to broadly describe the state of the law, and point you towards resources you can use to fully answer your question.
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