If I have filed a lawsuit what does it mean to get an answer

I filed a lawsuit and we went to court but the
defendant hired a lawyer so there is a
second setting but I still have not heard an
answer

Asked on March 26, 2019 under Business Law, Tennessee

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

An answer is the answer to the complaint (lawsuit). The answer denies the allegations in the complaint. The answer to the complaint is filed with the court and served on you by mail. If the answer is not timely filed, you can file a default, and win the case if the default is not set aside.


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