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Court date to answer my tenants Summary Process was effective 6/30/2015, court gives 3 day

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Court date to answer my tenants Summary Process was effective 6/30/2015, court gives 3 days for the tenant to answer excluding weekend and holidays. Tenant responded on 7/7/2015. The court allowed the tenant to proceed even though the 3 days expired. I was understanding that the 3 days is law and she looses if no response on time. Is there anything I can do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.
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"We spoke to the clerk and she stated we prematurely filed the response, which is inaccurate."
If the tenant is the defendant, then why are YOU filing the response? Or are you the defendant and if so, for what?
Also, did the tenant file something known as an Appearance?

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