generally denies each and every allegation of plaintiff's complaint.
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Form Adopted for Mandatory Use
Judicial Council of California
PLD-050 [Rev. January 1, 2009]
GENERAL DENIAL
Code of Civil Procedure, §§ 431.30, 431.40
www.courts.ca.gov
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DEFENDANT (name):
DEFENDANT states the following FACTS as separate affirmative defenses to plaintiff's complaint (attach additional
pages if necessary):
PLD-050
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
STREET ADDRESS:
MAILING ADDRESS:
BRANCH NAME:
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
PLAINTIFF/PETITIONER:
DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT:
GENERAL DENIAL
FOR COURT USE ONLY
CASE NUMBER:
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
2. 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.)
ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY (Name, State Bar number, and address):
TELEPHONE NO.:
FAX NO. (Optional):
E-MAIL ADDRESS (Optional):
ATTORNEY FOR (Name):
(SIGNATURE OF DEFENDANT OR ATTORNEY)
Date:
(TYPE OR PRINT NAME)
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.
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