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Offer them, oh, $500 to settle all the remaining issues and disputes, including the utilities. They would then get to keep any additional rent payments they would get by renting out the space.

Offering a settlement may only take him in deeper. His legal obligation is to the landlord. His unreliable roommates could just take the money and still not pay the rent or run up utilities in his name.

He has signed at least one contract. He needs to deal with his legal obligations regarding the contract(s). He can try to blame the roommates, but in the end he is responsible for his actions.
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