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If you are the Defendant and you decide to contest a case in Pineville City Court, file your answer in writing with the Clerk's Office within the (10) day period provided or the Plaintiff may receive a default judgement against you.  Your answer should be truthful and contain every defense you intent to raise.

Some possible defenses include:

  • No jurisdiction or improper "venue"
  • Contributory negligence (negligence on the part of the Plaintiff)
  • Discharge in bankruptcy
  • Error or mistake
  • Fraud or illegality on plaintiff's part
  • Previous compromise or payment of an obligation

If you have a "counterclaim" or "reconventional demand" against the plaintiff, you may include it in your answer.  HOWEVER, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY A DEPOSIT AND COURT COSTS SINCE YOU ARE NOW INSTITUTING A SUIT AGAINST THE OTHER PARTY.

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