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general denial

n. a statement in an answer to a lawsuit or claim by a defendant in a lawsuit, in which the defendant denies everything alleged in the complaint without specifically denying any allegation. It reads: "Defendant denies each and every allegation contained in the complaint on file herein," or similar inclusive language. (See: complaint, answer)

See: demurrer
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Various documents including stipulations, waivers, cross-complaints and general denial as well as notices of hearings, rulings, pending action, withdrawal of attorneys, and schedules of assets and debts also will be accepted.
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1983) ("unlike a false explanation or alibi given by a suspect when he is first confronted with a crime, his general denial of guilt does not demonstrate any consciousness of guilt.
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The defendants answered the complaint with a general denial of all of the allegations in the complaint.
The reasons relied on are so vague and lacking in detail that the only possible response was in the form of a general denial," the court ruled, adding that "those reasons therefore do not comply with the requirements of the case-law.
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