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I am a defendant in a civil lawsuit. I had 21 days of deadline. I send answer on 21 day and it will

Discussion in 'Civil Court, Procedure & Litigation' started by thenpen3, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. thenpen3

    thenpen3 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hi there,

    I am defendant on civil lawsuit. I was given a deadline of 21 days. I have sent the letter for motion on 21 day. USPS says it will be delivered tomorrow which is 22nd day. What is going to happen next? Is there any exception that it will still be looked by judge. I was homeless and I have said that thing on my letter to court clerk. Are they going to consider it?
     
  2. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    Call them and ask. Sometimes a postmark within the deadline is sufficient, sometimes not. If you sent it too late in the day you may not have gotten today's postmark.
     
  3. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    In state or federal court? What sort of lawsuit (i.e., what are you being sued for)?

    Given a deadline of 21 days to do what? And who gave you this deadline?

    What does "letter for motion" mean, and to whom did you send this "letter"? Also, in the subject header of your post, you referred to an "answer." Are you talking about two different things?

    Without a more coherent explanation of what you're talking about, we have no conceivable way of knowing.

    Courts generally don't consider letters, but I'll reserve judgment until you better explain what you're talking about.
     

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