Whom do I list as the defendant in a small claims suit when a former landlord turned a bill over to a collections agency?
I received a bill in excess of the security deposit for an apartment I had leased which ended 2 years ago. I immediately contested this amount with the landlord, but did not receive a response or another bill. 20 months later I received a notice from a colletions agency for this bill. I contested it again and filed a complaint with WI Consumer Protection. They determined the landlord to be non-compliant with the WI statutes. I want to take them to small claims court but need to know who I list as the defendant. Would it be the original landlord, the collection agency or both?