Roommate announced that he decided to move 2 months into a new lease b/c he wanted to live with his girlfriend. He left and stated that he would pay the rent, but not the utilities.
Upon this startling discoverey, I left the apartment and went to live w/ relatives, not paying rent for that month once I realized he was gone.
Apartment is suing for $6K for 3 months rent. Roommate is suing me for $3K, b/c he is alleging I broke the lease by leaving since he was still paying rent and his wages are being garnished.
I have made payment arrangements to pay $3K(for my half of the breach), but do not intend to pay roommate being that this dispute arose due to his actions. However, I feel my case is weakened b/c technically I ceased payment first and I'm a law student(perfect YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER situation).
Am I likely to get off w/ paying 3K to the apt, or will the judge probably hit me with the entire 6K(w/ 3K to apt and 3K to roomamte)?