Responding to a Complaint

Q&A guides to responding to a complaint in a state trial court of general jurisdiction. These guides address the time to respond, extending the time to respond, pre-answer motions, answers, replies to the answer, counterclaims, crossclaims, third-party claims (also known as impleader) and defensive interpleader. To compare answers to questions across multiple states, see Responding to a Complaint: State Q&A Tool.

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