I have already moved out of the apartment in question, my landlord is not able to evict/harass me. I moved out early because the apartment became uninhabitable (flooding) prior to my already-scheduled move out date. The corporate landlord is playing hardball and is still trying to collect rent.
Can I sue to protect against them maligning me (for example, to credit agencies)? Is this possible in CA Small Claims court? http://www.lacourt.org/division/smallclaims/SC0011.aspx only lists examples of plaintiffs seeking monetary judgments.