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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 16.07

Admissions, denials and deemed admissions

             (1)  A party pleading to an allegation of fact in another party's pleading must specifically admit or deny every allegation of fact in the pleading.

             (2)  Allegations that are not specifically denied are taken to be admitted.

             (3)  However, a party may state that the party does not know and therefore cannot admit a particular fact.

             (4)  If a party makes a statement mentioned in subrule (3), the particular fact is taken to be denied.

Note:          This rule requires a party to address each material fact pleaded in an opposing party's pleading. A general denial or an evasive answer will not be sufficient.



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