If you want to file a general denial, you MUST use this form if the amount asked for in the complaint or the value of the property
involved is $1,000 or less.
You MAY use this form for a general denial if:
1. The complaint is not verified; or
The complaint is verified and the case is a limited civil case (the amount in controversy is $25,000 or less),
BUT NOT if the complaint involves a claim for more than $1,000 that has been assigned to a third party for collection.
(See Code of Civil Procedure sections 85–86, 90–100, 431.30, and 431.40.)
1. DEFENDANT (name):
DEFENDANT states the following FACTS as separate affirmative defenses to plaintiff's complaint (attach additional 2.
(TYPE OR PRINT NAME) (SIGNATURE OF DEFENDANT OR ATTORNEY)
If you have a claim for damages or other relief against the plaintiff, the law may require you to state your claim in a special pleading
called a cross-complaint or you may lose your right to bring the claim. (See Code of Civil Procedure sections 426.10–426.40.)
The original of this General Denial must be filed with the clerk of this court with proof that a copy was served on each plaintiff's
attorney and on each plaintiff not represented by an attorney. There are two main ways to serve this General Denial: by personal
delivery or by mail. It may be served by anyone at least 18 years of age EXCEPT you or any other party to this legal action. Be sure
that whoever serves the General Denial fills out and signs a proof of service. You may use the applicable Judicial Council form (such
as form POS-020, POS-030, or POS-040) for the proof of service.
Form Adopted for Mandatory Use
Judicial Council of California
PLD-050 [Rev. January 1, 2009]
Code of Civil Procedure, §§ 431.30, 431.40
generally denies each and every allegation of plaintiff's complaint.
pages if necessary):
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address):
R COURT USE ONLY
FAX NO. (Optional):
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional):
ATTORNEY FOR (Name):
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
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