affirmative pleading


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Noun1.affirmative pleading - any defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiffaffirmative pleading - any defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff
pleading - (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The bill as amended strikes language that allowed a defendant to add a nonparty to the jury form with an affirmative pleading, and instead substitutes a provision allowing a defendant to join another party as a co-defendant and allowing damages to be comparatively apportioned if that party is found liable.

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