SC Reply to Counterclaim packet

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1 MARICOPA COUNTY JUSTICE COURTS If you want to file a... SMALL CLAIMS REPLY TO COUNTERCLAIM R: 10/1/13

2 MARICOPA COUNTY JUSTICE COURTS A counterclaim is a claim made by the defendant against the plaintiff. If the defendant files a counterclaim, you (the plaintiff, counterdefendant) have TWENTY (20) calendar days from the date received in which to file a Reply to Counterclaim. There is no fee to file a Reply to Counterclaim. A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED FOR FAILURE TO REPLY TO THE COUNTERCLAIM If the defendant files a counterclaim for an amount exceeding $3500.00, the court shall transfer the case to the civil division. If the amount of the counterclaim exceeds $10,000.00 the case will be transferred to the Superior Court. Please STOP... If you have not received a Counterclaim. If your time to answer has expired and there has already been a judgment rendered. Please PROCEED If you are within the time allowed for filing a Reply to Counterclaim. FORMS Needed: Small Claims Counterclaim/Reply to Counterclaim INSTRUCTIONS 1) Complete the form and make copies. The court will require an original and you may wish to keep a copy; additionally each named defendant will need a copy of your reply. 2) File (or mail) the original form with the court clerk 3) Mail copies to the defendant(s) via regular US mail. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ALL PARTIES KEEP THE COURT APPRISED OF ANY CHANGE IN ADDRESS A NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS form must be filed with the court when a party changes their address. Visit us at http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/ for additional filing information and online forms. R: 10/1/13

3 Maricopa County Justice Courts, Arizona CASE NUMBER: Plaintiff(s) / Claimant Name / Address / Email / Phone Defendant(s) / Counterclaimant Name / Address / Email / Phone The Statutory Agent / Corporate Officer to be served is: REPLY TO COUNTERCLAIM I do not owe the defendant, because: Date: Plaintiff / Counterdefendant I CERTIFY that I delivered / mailed a copy of this REPLY TO COUNTERCLAIM to the Defendant at the above address. Date: By: Plaintiff Counter-defendant SC 8150-316 R: 4/10/17

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