If your landlord has shut off your utilities without a court order, you can do two things:
1. ask the court to order your landlord to turn your utilities back on, AND/OR
2. ask the court to order your landlord to pay you money ("damages") to compensate you for your utility shut off.
THESE ARE TWO SEPARATE ACTIONS that you file with the court. If you want to ask the court to stop or prevent the illegal shut-off, you need to file an action in court called a Temporary Restraining Order/Injunction Against Utility Shut-Off (called TRO).This classroom will provide you with the forms you need in order to start action in court.