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Sorry I was taken away.
I had called them & know there is no judgement yet but time is limited at this point (probably had been served mid October-ish :) Im pretty sure It is stating that if served in person I have 20 days to file my answer any other service as 30 days ...with me being at the 30 day status (pls correct me if wrong)
...my questions are:
1- Is this the same filing period (30 days) used for both the 'Motion to dismiss' and 'Answer?
2- It seems the 'Answer' need be filed separately with both the Plaintiff attorney & Supreme Court... would filing the 'Motion to Dismiss' follow the same guidelines as to who to it need be file with?
3- How do both the 'Motion' or 'Answer' need be served or filed? eg certified mail, in person etc?
4- Is it true that filing 'Motion' is generally what is done first?
I again apologize for the delay in responding ...life is happening at a rapid pace today!
Just a little clarification please
On your answer 1) Your meaning is that an Answer will always need be filed ...but with a Motion filed it would come later (not filed at same time as Motion) correct?
2) Both a Motion (filed 1st) & Answer (coming later) would need to have 2 copies & both copies are filed with the clerk who would then in turn foward one copy to the plaintiff?
The "You can serve..." confused me a bit. So you mean I can file these copies with the clerk either by taking them in myself or by sending them certified mail? Where would a process server come in from my end?
Thanks so much for your patience!!
Last one, I promise (most likely!)
I was under the impression that with worst case & motion denied I would be right back here at square one? ...I would be notified of finding of denial and following that I would again be served upon with origional Summons of Complaint whereas I would need to file my Answer.
Would there be some sort of negative impact or any difference in general guidelines/procedure or chance for a favorable outcome without this already filed?