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I have received a contract complaint pld-c-001 and am answering

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I have received a contract complaint pld-c-001 and am answering with a pld-c-010. I want to do a cross complaint that includes torts for "intentional interference with the performance of a contract", "intentional interference with with prospective economic advantage" and "breach of confidence". The form used to cross complaint pld-c-001 has no box to check for torts may I add this under "other" or do I use another form?

Thanks, SusaN
Hello and welcome,

You would typically check box "5 other" and attach your counterclaims to the form pld-c-010. There is not a paragraph number for counterclaims on the form, so if you wish to add one to your answer, you should do so by checking box "5" and setting them out on a separate document.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
There is no box 5 other on pld-c-001? I want to add torts so as to ask for punitive damages, a contract complaint, as I understand does not allow for punitive. Are you sure I can use this form?
Hello again,

The form you are using to answer the complaint should be pld-c-010 not 001 and there is a box number "5 other". I'm looking at the form now. Yes, that is where you would add any counterclaims, whether breach of contract, torts, or other causes of action.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So only that one form is needed? That would be wonderful, I thought I needed to complete a cross complaint form?
No, counterclaims are typically included in a defendant's answer, so you would include it in this form by checking box 5 and attaching your counterclaims.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Perfect, thank you. I still would attach the cause of action - intentional tort pld-pi-001(3) right?

Yes, use (3) and attached as a cross-complaint.

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