Illinois - Answer to Complaint

In Illinois, the Answer to a civil case Complaint is a formal response filed by the defendant in a lawsuit to address the allegations made against them by the plaintiff. The Answer must be submitted within a specific time frame after the defendant is served with the Complaint. In the Answer, the defendant either admits or denies each of the plaintiff's allegations and may also assert any affirmative defenses or counter-claims they have against the plaintiff. The purpose of the Answer is to allow the defendant to defend their position and present their side of the case before the court, helping to shape the direction of the legal proceedings. Failure to file a timely Answer may result in a default judgment being entered against the defendant.
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