i am being sued and am pro se. i filled an answer. i then received from the plaintiff a certificate of closed pleadings and a denial for special defense
Yes, if the Defendant asserts special defenses, and the Plaintiff replies (i.e. deny), then no more pleadings are required so they may file a Certificate of Closed Pleadings.
BEWARE: Under Connecticut Court rules there is a strict order (and time period) that various defenses to a claim MUST be made (i.e. motion to dismiss, motion to strike, etc.). As a Pro Se you need to be fully aware of what is required by the Court and what possible defenses you may have available to you. Consulting a lawyer as soon as the suit is received is advisable, even if its for a short consultation, so you know what is involved and you can expect if you go it alone and defend the matter pro se.
The Court publishes several comprehensive guides that anyone thinking of defending a case Pro Se should review FIRST, before entering that first pleading (Answer).
1) A Guide on the Answer, Special Defenses, Counter and Cross Claims ( http://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/Notebooks/Pathfinders/Answer.pdf )
2) A Slide Show for Guide Pro Se Defendants( http://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/SRP/info_series/1/Def_Initial_Steps.pdf )
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