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If a person who files a complaint against another dies, what happens to the complaint?

1 Answers. Asked on May 18th, 2017 on Debtor and Creditor - Michigan
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I understand that a former landlord of mine files a complaint against me, but I just found out and he died about 3 years ago. Is that complaint still valid?
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Answered on May 19th, 2017 at 7:22 AM

What is the status of the matter? By "complaint", do you mean in a Court? Was a Judgment entered? :If so, that judgment becomes an asset of the estate of the deceased person. However, if his family is unaware of it, it may, eventually go away. Your best bet is to speak with a good local lawyer. Good luck.

David J. Hutchinson 106 N. 4th Ave Ann Arbor, MI 734-930-9000 dave@davehutchinsonlaw.com

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