A defendant’s first pleading that addresses the merits of the case, usually by denying the plaintiff’s allegations. An answer usually sets forth the defendant’s defenses. In Plain English: An answer is the defendant’s response to the complaint. In the answer,…
A person sued in a civil proceeding or accused in a criminal proceeding.
In Plain English:
The defendant is the person that the plaintiff is suing. For most personal injury cases, the defendant is the person who acted negligently and caused the injuries of the plaintiff.