D failed to answer complaint within 20 days of answer

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Unformatted text preview: yment contract. D failed to answer complaint within 20 days of answer service of process. P awarded $562,489 in lost wages & benefits. $562,489 Pre- Trial Pleadings Pleadings b. D’s Response ii. File Special Appearance or Other Motion ii. * Special Appearance (lack of personal Special jurisdiction) jurisdiction) * Motion to Dismiss (failure to state claim) * Motion to Transfer Venue (lawsuit filed in Motion wrong county) Pre-Trial Pleadings Pleadings b. D’s Response iii. File an Answer iii. File Answer * Deny or admit P’s allegations Deny * Raise affirmative defenses Raise * Add counterclaims, cross-claims Add Pre-Trial Pleadings Pleadings c. P’s Reply c. P’s Respond to D’s Answer (address D’s Respond defenses and counterclaims) Pre-Trial Discovery Discovery Prevent surprise at trial, narrow issues, assess strengths/weaknesses of case, encourage settlement encourage * Request for Admissions: one party’s Admissions one written request to opposing party, seeking written admissions or denials * Interrogatories: one party’s written Interrogatories one questions to opposing party, seeking written narrative answers Pre-Trial Discovery Disco...
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This note was uploaded on 08/16/2013 for the course LEB 323 taught by Professor Baker during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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