I am working on an answer to a complaint where the Plaintiff has lied and has a different version of events from me. I would like to respond with an Answer, Counter-claim, & affirmative defenses. My answer denies the majority of the allegations & my counter-claim alleges my version of the facts that state my cause of action.
I would also like to add in some affirmative defenses. But I am worried that they would be regarded as admissions? (b/c aren't affirmative defenses considered YES, I DID, BUT...?).
What I really want to do is deny the Plaintiff's allegations, say my version, and say i am not liable because.... (ie. say, No I did NOT, but, if the court was to find that I did, then here is why i should still not be liable).
Any help would be appreciated.