This event will allow the user to add attorneys and may only be used to file the first answer by a defendant to the complaint. Subsequent answers must be filed using the Other Answers menu.
(a) Case, Party Filer, and Link Party Filer Screens
The ordering of the screens under Answers to Complaints is unique in that the user will not see a drop-down list for types of answers to complaints, but will instead be immediately prompted to enter the case number. The system will then return a list of unanswered complaints based upon the type of complaint filed.
(b) Unanswered Complaint Screen
Check the box next to each unanswered complaint being answered by this filing.
(c) Additional Effects Screen
This screen will collect information about any third-party complaints. Checking this box will invoke additional screens to add the third-party defendant(s). The user must select the party against whom the complaint is being filed.
(d) Jury Demand
Users will be reminded to update jury demand information.