I will be representing myself in court. Can you object if the plaintiff is stating something that is not on the complaint? When she is done stating her complaint, can you ask questions? Is it wise to use the intretigory form if you want to get her to answer certain questions you have a result of the complaint? My landlord turned off water today. Can this be mentioned in court as a afirmitive defense as retalitory? (civil code section 789.3) Can we ask for statutory damages at this hearing? We will be objecting her fair rental value due to habitability issues - once we show evidence of percentage of living space, can we ask for monetery compensation. Thank for answering.