I would like to know how to sue a verbally and emotionally abusive roommate?

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I would like to know how to sue a verbally and emotionally abusive roommate?

My boyfriend and I have a roommate who has been verbally and emotionally abusive towards myself. I have evidence printed from my facebook (e-mails, and wall posts). I have more details that won’t be able to go into this short clip, but I would love to tell my story because he has threatened myself mainly and I have not felt safe since we’ve have moved in with him. I would like to know what if any legal action can be taken.

Asked on October 13, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Wisconsin

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have a roommate that you do not feel safe being around, perhaps you need to speak with your landlord about serving this troublesome tenant with an eviction notice which would resolve your problems of he moves out. Absent this perhaps you should file a retraining order against him but that would not really resolve the situation so long as he is allowed to occupy the unit that you three share.

If you want to file a lawsuit against him for the verbal abuse against you, you can go online and find templates for a small claims court filing in the county and state where you are located. or, you can go down to the county court house and file a small claims court actipon against him for intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

You need to be aware that the filing of any law suit against him could only make matters worse.

Good luck.


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