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An answer to a complaint must contain a clear and concise statement of any disputed factual allegations and any law upon which the answer relies. Also, an answer must, to the extent practicable, admit or deny, specifically and in detail, each material allegation of the pleading answered and set forth every defense relied on. In addition, an answer must include documents that support the facts in the answer in possession of, or otherwise attainable by, the respondent, including, but not limited to contracts and affidavits. An answer is also required to describe the formal or consensual process it proposes for resolving the complaint. The procedures for seeking privileged treatment for documents contained in answers are similar to those described above for documents contained in complaints. (See Section 385.213(c)(5))



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Updated: June 28, 2010