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Unformatted text preview: Service - getting into the hands of the opposing party. Sometimes people want to evade being served, so other means can be used - ex) published in a newspaper Summons - "Please take notice, you have been sued." Complaint - reason for suing 3 Parts to the Defendant's answer to a complaint: Denials - denying any portion of the alleged facts no , I disagree with the allegations in the complaint Ex) that was someone else, I was in the Bahamas at the time Defenses - legal reason why the defendant says he/she should not be responsible Ex) the statute of limitations had already expired Counterclaims - claim by the defendant back against the plaintiff Ex) you actually owe me money for damage done to my car when your cat ran underneath it...
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- Fall '07