I saw the comment you left AW. It depends on the state you live in. The landlord can take only you to court, but in front of the judge, and with a lease agreement, you would be at fault for 1/3 of the debt owed, if were speaking of rent or damages. Just because your the only one named in the suit does not neccesarily mean you will be the only found at fault. Unless of course it can be proven that you were the only one that caused damage, were arrested, or defaulted. Your room mates may show up with their cancelled checks showing they paid you, you were supposed to pay the rent. Get all your ducks in a row.