The Defendant was given already 60 days to respond to the complaint, they asked for extension. It was granted. How many times the Defendant can ask for extension of time to respond. Could it be forever.
As many times as the judge allows.
120 days is the most I have seen without there being a medical issue involved.
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Everyone is due their day in court. Judges tend to give an extension liberally. You're job is to argue against the motion for an extension whenever the defendant requests another. At some point the judge will draw a line in the sand. Good luck and I hope you have an attorney.
Yes. I could be. This is largely up to the court to decide and in part also impacted by the arguments posed by the opposing party. " I won't agree" is simply not a compelling argument to oppose an extension and as more time is afforded to comply, there are certainly better arguments that can persuade a court to deny additional requests. These can be discussed with the lawyer you have retained to handle your litigation case as we know your not foolish enough to expect anything close to streamlined litigation process you're pro-se. Worse if both parties are pro-se then you best be prepared for the legal equivalent of the You-Tube drunk bum fight, just in the court setting.
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If you haven't done so before, in the future if they file another extension request, it's good practice to file a formal response in addition to showing up to court to object. A judge will consider your stance more carefully if he/she has an Objection to Motion for Extension for Time on paper, especially if you cite case law in it. Drop by the law library in your local courthouse or the Nova law school library and see what resources or forms they might have to give you an idea on drafting it. Or even Google it and you'll find some samples from other cases.
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