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55 Pa. Code § 41.71. Answers generally.


§ 41.71. Answers generally.

 (a)  An answer to a pleading is not required.

 (b)  Answers to legal documents, if permitted or required by this chapter, must be filed with the Bureau within 20 days after the date of service of the legal document, unless either of the following occurs:

   (1)  A different period is specifically required in this chapter.

   (2)  For cause, the Bureau with or without motion prescribes a different time, but in no case may an answer be required in less than 10 days after the date of service.

 (c)  Answers must be in writing and conform to the requirements of this chapter. Answers must admit or deny in detail each material fact asserted in the legal document answered and state clearly and concisely the facts and law relied upon.

 (d)  Subsections (a)—(c) supersede 1 Pa. Code §  35.35 (relating to answers to complaints and petitions).

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