soon after making complaints to local, state and federal depts. on the condition of the place i was living was the landlord began to retaliate for filing notice to quit, shutting off power, breaking and entering (which criminal report was made) and taking possesions just to name a few. we were recently in court and the judge asked if i would like to file a counterclaim against him as some serious laws have been broke, i said i would. the judge said i have 21 days to file the responsive pleadings with the courts. what exactly do they need for me to file the countersuit (responsive pleadings)? is there a special court form i need to fill out or do i just need to respond in writing with a desription of the events and the amount i would like to be rewarded? also, the landlord had from day 1 requested a jury trial for this matter and the judge said that discoveries are to be completed by 4/23/09. what exactly is that? if i can get some answers it would be much appreciated as i have tried to contact local legal aid and have not gotten any response back and only have 9 days left to file this counter, and just do not have the extra money to hire an attorney at this point. thanks
landlord tenant soon after making complaints to local, state and federal depts.
Re: landlord tenant
There is no form that you fill out, but rather a pleading that must be created. The pleading will be entitled Answer and Counter-complaint. Discovery is the opportunity for you to request the landlord’s proofs against you or in defense of himself.
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