Short Form Answer Law & Legal Definition


When a defendant does not file a Motion permitted under USCS Fed Rules Civ Proc R 12, or if a 12(b) Motion is ruled upon, a defendant may file a Short Form Answer in response to the Short Form Complaint or Amended Short Form Complaint, if applicable. The Short Form Answer may specifically respond to the allegation of the identity of the particular defendant and may assert any additional affirmative defenses to the Short Form Complaint. [In re ASBESTOS LITIG., 1986 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21368 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 20, 1986)].