Clients moved to a house in Atlanta from Alabama and agreed to pay $700 per month in rent and no security deposit. The next month, the landlord doubled the rent and demanded a security deposit. When the clients refused to pay the double rent, the landlord began a pattern of illegal conduct designed to get my clients to leave the house. The landlord signed fake leases with his thugs and told them to live in the house; he threatened to shoot my clients; he called the police and reported false crimes; and finally, he broke into the house, stole all of my clients' property, and dumped it in a parking lot.
We sued the landlord and won a judgment of about $120,000.