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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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On the other hand, the society's complicity verges on its general denial of such episodes of abuse and in its convenient castigation and mortification of abuse victims.
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.
On July 3rd, 2003, less than one week after the accident, State Farm issued a general denial of claim to claimant indicating that its investigation revealed that the accident occurred while she was occupying a non-insured vehicle and that the primary source of no-fault coverage for her because of the accident would rest with the insurance carrier for that vehicle.
RGV answered with a general denial, a plea of limitations under the Texas Civil Practice Act and asserted various affirmative defenses.
CARI said it does not want to imply that being sexually abused by a woman is worse than by a man but studies show the general denial of sexual abuse by women increases the victim's pain.
The defendants answered the complaint with a general denial of all of the allegations in the complaint.
Rather, unlike the statement Raskolnikov gave to Ilya Petrovich, his statement to Porfiry is a general denial of guilt.
The panel also ruled Carter's general denial of contacts with Coleman in August and September 2003 "is untrue" and said the ex-jockey's riding on Lilli Marlane at Ascot was, to put it at its lowest, "not intended to achieve the best possible placing".
Rather, the answer contained only a general denial.
Just a short while ago, there was a general denial that there even were gay teens.
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.
The general denial of expertise implicit in many efforts to make our pages more 'relevant.

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