Last school year 1 of my roomates had a friend stay with us for what he said would be "a couple days" while he was floating around to a few different places because he was out of his apartment and did not have a new one yet. He ended up staying an entire semester which me and the other 2 roomates did not like and kept telling hime to leave. During the period that this person stayed in our place I did not pay the roomate $311.00 for utilities because the kid that was staying there never paid us any money to live there or used our utilities. The other roomates did the same. He left the apartment inbetween the 1st and 2nd semester (during the first week of january 2006) and just got a certified mail saying he was taking me and my parents to small claims for this. The previous apartment complex took him to small claims after he left because he refused to pay his remaning rent. I have heard that in michigan that you can only take someone to small claims within a 6 month period time of when this happened. If this is the case could i have the apartment office send a letter to the court saying when he left? Please respond to this and/or let me know if any more information is needed. Thank you!