My question involves bankruptcy in the state of: California
A few years ago, I moved out of a room I was renting and my landlords never returned my security deposit. I won a small claims case against them only to find out they had filed for Ch. 7 bankruptcy. They didn't actually file for bankruptcy until a few months after I had moved out, but they had filed before the small claims ruling took place. I was not listed as a creditor and never filed anything with the bankruptcy court and their bankruptcy case is now closed. At this point, can I go back and collect my money as ruled in the small claims judgement? Or are they protected forever from having to pay me my security deposit back?