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 Cross-claim

 

 United States District Court
 Southern District of Florida

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 Timing

Asserted With Answer

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Amendment of Answer to Assert Omitted Cross-Claim

The court may permit amendment of an answer to allow the assertion of an omitted crossclaim. . more...

Calculating the Due Date or Deadline Pursuant to the FRCP

Under amended FRCP 6(a)(1), all deadlines stated in days, no matter the length of the period, are computed more...

When determining the last day of a filing period stated in days, a day on which the clerk's more...

The end of the last day of a period is defined as midnight in the court's time zone more...

In determining what is the "next" day, one must continue counting in the same direction - that is, more...

Legal holidays are set forth and defined at Rule 6(a)(6). . more...

 Crossclaim Rules

Crossclaim Against Coparty

A pleading may state as a crossclaim any claim by one party against a coparty if the claim more...

Joinder

Rules 19 and 20 govern the addition of a person as a party to a counterclaim or crossclaim. more...

 Pleading Rules

Statement of Jurisdiction

A pleading that states a claim for relief must contain a short and plain statement of the grounds more...

Statement of Claim for Relief

Each claim for relief must contain a "short and plain" statement of the claim showing that the pleader more...

Each allegation must be simple, concise, and direct. No technical form is required. . more...

Statement of Claims and Defenses

Paragraphs, Separate Statements

A party must state its claims or defenses in numbered paragraphs, each limited as far as practicable to more...

Adoption By Reference, Exhibits

A statement in a pleading may be adopted by reference elsewhere in the same pleading or in any more...

Separate Counts

A party must state its claims or defenses in numbered paragraphs, each limited as far as practicable to more...

Alternative and Inconsistent Claims

Each allegation must be simple, concise, and direct. No technical form is required. more...

Alternative Statements of a Claim or Defense

A party may set out 2 or more statements of a claim or defense alternatively or hypothetically, either more...

Inconsistent Claims or Defenses

A party may state as many separate claims or defenses as it has, regardless of consistency. . more...

Construing Pleadings

Pleadings must be construed so as to do justice. . more...

Capacity and Authority

Except when required to show that the court has jurisdiction, a pleading need not allege: more...

A party s capacity to sue or be sued; more...

A party s authority to sue or be sued in a representative capacity; or more...

The legal existence of an organized association of persons that is made a party. . more...

Raising Those Issues

To raise any of those issues, a party must do so by a specific denial, which must state more...

Heightened Pleading Requirements

Rule 9 imposes heightened pleading requirements for, among other things, averments regarding fraud, conditions precedent, and special damages. more...

Actions Challenging The Constitutionality of a Statute

There are special notice and certification procedures for actions that challenge the constitutionality of a statute.(Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.1 implements 28 U.S.C. Section 2403 and replaces the former final three sentences more...

Prayer For Relief

A pleading that states a claim for relief must contain a demand for the relief sought, which may more...

Jury Demand

On any issue triable of right by a jury, a party may demand a jury trial by: more...

Serving the other parties with a written demand which may be included in a pleading no later more...

Filing the demand in accordance with Rule 5. . more...

Southern District of Florida SmartRules procedural guide: JURY DEMAND. more...

Class Action Allegations

In any case sought to be maintained as a class action, the pleading must contain a separate heading more...

A reference to the portion of Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure under which the more...

Appropriate allegations thought to justify such claim, including, but not limited to: more...

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Civil RICO Case Statement

Repealed as unnecessary - RICO Case Statements may be required on a case-by-case basis. more...

A party filing a pleading that contains a civil RICO cause of action will usually need to .

 Form and Format of Papers

Caption

Every pleading must have a caption with the court's name, a title, a file number, and a Rule more...

Caption for Class Action Cross-Claim

In any case sought to be maintained as a class action, the pleading must bear next to its more...

Signature

Every pleading, written motion, and other paper must be signed by at least one attorney of record in more...

Local Rule-Signature and Attached Service List

All papers tendered for conventional filing must include a signature block with the name, street address, telephone number, fax more...

Form of Electronic Signature

An electronically-filed document that requires an attorney's signature must be signed as follows: "s/[NAME]". ECF Administrative Procedures 3(J)(1) (amended eff 12/2/13). more...

Documents Requiring Original Signatures

DDocuments requiri1g original signatures or verification or a sworn declaration must be filed electronically with the originally-executed documents maintained more...

Stipulations or Other Documents Requiring Multiple Signatures

The filer of a document requiring multiple signatures should: more...

The paper with the original signatures must be maintained by the filer for 1 year following resolution of more...

Additional Requirements

Southern District of Florida SmartRules Guide: GENERAL RULES AND FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS. more...

 Additional Documents

Summons

With respect to any party who has not yet appeared in the action, a completed summons must be more...

The party requesting the summons must complete the top part of the form and forward it to the more...

A form of third-party summons for the Southern District is available online at . more...

Disclosure Statement

File With First Appearance

A party must file a disclosure statement with its first appearance, pleading, petition, motion, response, or other request more...

Supplemental Filing

A party must promptly file a supplemental disclosure statement if any required information changes. . more...

Contents

A nongovernmental corporate party must file 2 copies of a disclosure statement that identifies any parent corporation and more...

Registration for ECF System and PACER Account

Attorneys admitted to practice in the Southern District must register to use the ECF system. ECF Administrative Procedures 3(B) (amended eff 12/2/13). more...

Notice of Pending, Refiled, Related or Similar Actions

Counsel must give notice by filing with the Court and serving on opposing counsel a "Notice of Pending, more...

Other Documents

The court may supply additional documents that must be served with the Cross-claim. more...

 FILING AND SERVICE

ECF System

Use of ECF System Mandatory In Most Cases

Electronic filing is mandatory for all attorneys admitted to practice in the Southern District of Florida. ECF Administrative Procedures 2A (amended eff 12/2/13). more...

Filing and Service In One Step

If the recipient is a User or otherwise authorized to electronically receive Notices of Electronic Filing, CM/ECF will produce more...

Multiple Copies Unnecessary

Any document permitted to be filed via CM/ECF, including the corporate disclosure statement required by Federal Rule of more...

Additional Information

For more detailed and updated information regarding electronic (and traditional) filing requirements, Southern District of Florida SmartRules procedural guide: FILING DOCUMENTS. more...

Traditional Filing and Service Rules

File Within a Reasonable Time, With Certificate of Service

A crossclaim must be filed with the court within a reasonable time after service, together with proof of more...

Service Required

Cross-claims must be served on all parties to the action. .Service may be made by mail or personal delivery, or, with consent of the party being served, by more...

Parties Who Have Not Yet Appeared

As to any party who has not yet appeared in the action, the cross-claim and summons must be more...

Certification of Service

Each paper filed must include a certificate of service that complies with Form B to the ECF Administrative more...

The certificate of service for conventionally-filed documents must contain a signature block with the name, street address, telephone number, more...

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