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Can I sue the property management company I hired for not going after tenants for damages?

Question Details: I hired a property management company PMC to handle my rental. When the first and only tenants moved out after 2 years, the property was trashed. There were drawings on all walls, holes in doors and walls, damaged trim through out entire house, wires cut on garage door opener, absolutely filthy bathrooms and kitchen, all window screens missing, towel bars rings missing, etc. The tenants also had overdue balances on utilities and didn't pay last months rent. PMC billed the tenant for $8000. The tenant disputed and told PMC they were willing to pay $1300. Now the PMC will not reply to any of my emails and have closed my account, with a check to me with only the remainder of the security deposit $1000, doesn't even cover the last months rent. I have emailed everyone in their office, asking what is going as, as they had told me before that it is their job to take the tenants to court if they don't pay the bill. No one will reply to me, no one will tell me what's going on. Can I sue them for gross negligence in not pursuing payment from tenants and refusing to give me documentation that would even allow me to sue the tenants, which they were supposed to do anyways? I have written documentation of both PMC and tenant acknowledging damage to my property and even willing to pay some, and then silence from PMC.

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