responsive pleading

Definition of "responsive pleading"
  1. A type of legal document that serves to reply directly to the claims presented in another party's preceding legal submission, such as by rejecting the statements highlighted in a complaint
How to use "responsive pleading" in a sentence
  1. The defendant's attorney drafted a responsive pleading to address the claims the plaintiff made in their complaint.
  2. Preparation of a comprehensive and timely responsive pleading is vital to effectively counter the allegations posited in the lawsuit.
  3. After receiving the plaintiff's amended complaint, the legal team worked diligently to update the responsive pleading accordingly.

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