When an answer is filed to a complaint in a commercial litigation case, how long does it take for it to get to the attorney?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Chicago, IL

When an answer is filed by the defendant to a complaint in a commercial litigation case, how long does it take for the court to send the answer to the plaintiff's attorney?


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  1. Robert Thomas Kuehl


    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . You need to send a copy of your answer to the plaintiff's attorney. Usually a notice of filing is filed as well and sent to the other side, along with a file-stamped copy of the answer. Does your answer comply with 735 ILCS 5/2-610 (http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/...)? Do you have any affirmative defenses and/or counterclaims and if so are those part of your answer? If the complaint is verified, is your answer verified? You really should retain an attorney. Good luck!

    Robert T. Kuehl
    Kuehl Law, P.C.
    Chicago, Illinois
    Email: bob@kuehllawpc.com
    Website: www.kuehllawpc.com

  2. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Forever.

    The court doesn't send the answer anywhere.

    It is the obligation of the person filing the answer to serve it along with a Certification of Service notarized on the date filed.

  3. M. Todd Miller

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . The court does not copy the opposing counsel or party generally. If you don't send him/her a copy it is unlikely they have it.

    NOTE: The use of the Internet for communications with the firm or this attorney will not establish an attorney-... more
  4. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . However long it takes the defendant to serve it, and, if mailed, however long it takes the post office to deliver it. It is not the court's responsibility to serve the opposing party.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  5. Gary A Kester

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . Forever is accurate. If you filed an ANSWER you should have also sent a copy to the Plaintiff's counsel. Stop handling the case yourself.

    I am an Arizona attorney. AVVO does not pay us for our responses. Simply because I responded to your question... more

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