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Section/Rule:55.01
Subject: Rule 55 - Rules of Civil Procedure - Rules Governing Civil Procedure in the Circuit Courts - Pleadings and Motions Publication / Adopted Date:January 19, 1973
Topic:Pleading RequiredRevised / Effective Date:July 1, 2010


55.01. Pleading Required

There shall be a petition and an answer; and there shall be a reply to a counterclaim denominated as such; an answer to a cross-claim, if the answer contains a cross-claim; a third-party petition, if a person who was not an original party is summoned under the provisions of Rule 52.11; and there shall be a third-party answer, if a third-party petition is served. A defense consisting of an affirmative avoidance to any matter alleged in a preceding pleading must be pleaded. No other pleading shall be required except as ordered by the court.

(Adopted Jan. 19, 1973, eff. Sept. 1, 1973, eff. July 1, 2010.)

COMMITTEE NOTE - 1974