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  • Answer To Complaint

    The Answer

    Twenty days after the complaint is served, or ten days after notice of disposition of a preliminary motion, the defendant must answer the complaint. If the defendant fails to do so, the plaintiff may have the defendant’s default made a matter of record in the clerk’s office and then proceed to obtain a default judgment in the manner provided in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 55.

    In addition to answering the complaint, the defendant may assert a counterclaim against a plaintiff or a cross claim against another defendant.

    The party against whom a counterclaim or cross claim is made has twenty days after service or ten days after disposition of a motion relating to the counterclaim or cross claim in which to reply. In the event of a failure to answer, the defendant may obtain a default judgment in accordance with Rule 55.



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