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How long do I have to file a cross complaint in a civil unlimited case?

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If the cross-complaint was against the plaintiff, it should have been filed with your answer. You will now need to seek leave of court to file that type of cross-complaint. See CCP 428.50.

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You were supposed to have filed it at the same time as your answer.

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I agree. Typically the Cross-Complaint is filed by the defendant when the Answer is filed.

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