Property Keyed to French
Jordan v. Talbot
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Jordan (Plaintiff) rented an apartment from Talbot (Defendant). The lease provided that if the tenant breached any term of it, the landlord could re-enter the apartment and would have a lien on all personal property inside. One of the terms was that rent was due on the first day of each month. Plaintiff duly paid the rent for eight months, but then missed two payments. Defendant entered the apartment without permission and removed all personal property to a warehouse. He also refused to allow access to the apartment, with his employee telling her to “[g]et the hell out of here.” Plaintiff sued Defendant for forcible entry, conversion of personal property, and detainer. The jury awarded damages on all claims, plus punitive damages. The trial court granted Defendant’s motion for a new trial, and Plaintiff appealed.
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