If you’re a tenant getting evicted, there’s something you should try to accomplish when you go to court, which many people unfortunately aren’t aware of. Here it is: you want to ask the court to seal your case file. As a matter of court procedure, unlawful detainer cases are typically sealed for 60 days after filing. But after those 60 days are up, the file is unsealed and becomes public record. As an evicted tenant, that means that anyone can see the judgment ordering you to
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