If a Complaint is verified (or should be verified) does the responding document have to be verified (regardless of whether or not the Complaint is actually verified; i.e. Plaintiff forgets to verify Complaint)? Citations would be useful.
Also what is the penalty/consequence if a document is supposed to be verified and is not?? For example, if a response is suppose to be verified but is not, what actions can the Plaintiff take??
Wills and Living Wills Lawyer
In California, if a complaint is verified, the answer must be verified. (Code of Civil Procedure section 446). A general denial is insufficient. (Code of Civil Procedure section 431.30(d).) If the Complaint is not verified, but should be, the responding party can file a demurrer.
Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
A verified Complaint requires a verified answer. A Complaint that is required to be verified and is not is subject to a demurrer.