If the case is not dismissed, what Federal Rule of Civil Procedure governs the requirements regarding filing an answer to the complaint? What does it require? How many days does the defendant have to respond? What if the defendant fails to respond?
Can the defendant file a counter-claim, a third-party complaint, or a cross-claim? What are these claims and what rules govern these matters? What do such rules provide? Offer an example.
Does any party need to respond to a counter-claim, a third-party complaint, or a crossclaim? Explain. Provide an example.
Can a party permissibly include information in a pleading that has not yet been verified? What are Rule 11 sanctions and how might they affect your answer? Research a case regarding Rule 11 sanctions.
You work for any attorney representing Defendant in a car accident case in which Plaintiff claimed that the Defendant’s vehicle struck Plaintiff’s vehicle and that Plaintiff sustained a broken hip and loss of an eye. What discovery tools should be used? Why did you pick those particular discovery tools? Upon which rules of civil procedure did you rely?