If my roommate is an occupant on the lease and left without paying, can I sue her since she signed the lease?

I felt bad for my friend and her baby and I agreed to get a 2 bedroom apartment together. She had bad credit so apartment manager put her as an occupant on the lease. Few months later we had huge argument because her boyfriend was living there and not paying. She found new roommate to take over and I moved. Then I found out she left and didn’t pay the rent and they were going to sent me to collections so I had to pay that rent. Is there a way I can take her to court for that?

Asked on March 9, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Nevada

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