I filed a complaint against defendant in Federal District Court. Defendant filed an answer and affirmative defenses in court. Do I need reply both answer and affirmative defenses? Or, I only need to reply affirmative defenses according to Federal Law?
You don't typically reply to a an answer or an affirmative defense. Instead, you would typically just continue on with your lawsuit and prove your claims and defend against the affirmative defenses at the appropriate time (by pretrial motion or at trial). You should consult an attorney who practices in the specific area of law you are claiming in case there is something different about that kind of claim than from the usual practice. Good luck.
There is not to be an response to the answer.......if there are counterclaims those alone must be answered.
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