Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in California

Have a question regarding "ANSWER-Contract" form PLD-C-010 on item 6. DEFENDANT PRAYS

a. that plaintiff take nothing.

b. [ ] for costs of suit.

c. [ ] other (specify):

If I don't believe I owe plaintiff anything and want to be reimbursed for the cost of filing the answer, do I check a and b? Please note a doesn't have a checkbox. Thanks!

Asked on 5/23/13, 6:33 pm

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Robert F. Cohen Law Office of Robert F. Cohen
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You don't need to check (a). The authors already did that for you. You would check (b), and (c). In (c) ask for "such other relief as the court may deem just and proper," in case anything else comes up.

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Answered on 5/23/13, 7:04 pm
Carl Starrett Law Offices of Carl H. Starrett II
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I agree with Mr. Cohen's advice, but I also recommend researching the applicable affirmative defenses that you might have.

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Answered on 5/24/13, 6:58 am

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