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Service of the Answer

Service of the answer depends upon whether a registered attorney represents the plaintiff or not.

  • If a registered attorney represents the defendant(s), the defendant(s) must file the answer electronically through CM/ECF. Electronic email notification of the answer constitutes service.
  • If the defendant(s) is pro se, the defendant must serve the answer in paper on the plaintiff(s) and file the answer with the court. The court scans and dockets the answer, which triggers email notification.