Legal Question in Civil Litigation in Pennsylvania

I'm filing an Answer to a Complaint in Philadelphia Co. (as a pro se) and I'm wondering if I can file a Praecipe to Attach my "Affirmative Defenses", say within 24 hours after deadline (and after filing Answer, verification, certification, etc.)

Asked on 2/22/11, 9:08 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Cary Hall Law Offices of Cary B. Hall, L.L.C.

Generally, yes -- but I'll caution you against attempting to litigate a Court of Common Pleas case yourself via piecemeal civil procedure advice here! The sum is always greater than the parts, and you should consult an experienced attorney in person ASAP.

Having said that, the portion of an Answer which contains affirmative defenses is called "New Matter." You should file an Amended Answer, and insert a new section labeled "New Matter" which then lists your affirmative defenses.

Best of luck to you.

Cary B. Hall, Esquire

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Answered on 2/22/11, 9:21 am

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