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What exactly are pleadings in a case?

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Pleadings are things like the complaint, answers, demurrers, motions, etc.

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In Florida, pleadings are complaint, answer, cross complaint, counter complaint, third party complaint. Motions are not pleadings.


"Pleadings" are the written papers/documents filed in a case by a party or the attorney for a party.

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The Pleadings are the Petition and the Answer, and any subsequent papers filed with the court which ask for ultimate relief.

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