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Volunteer attorney resolves landlord-tenant matter for Coast Guard member

November 26, 2013

A Coast Guard servicemember terminated her apartment lease when she received orders to transfer from Alaska to Guam. Following the servicemember’s transfer, her former landlord failed to return her entire security deposit, noting a list of vague deductions. Although the charges against the servicemember’s deposit were groundless, the landlord refused to cooperate with a military legal assistance attorney’s requests to return the servicemember’s money. The servicemember’s legal assistance attorney referred her case to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. The Project connected the servicemember to a volunteer attorney who filed a complaint and successfully recovered the entire security deposit for the servicemember.

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