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Sample Answer to Complaint in Interpleader – Entity

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{LAW FIRM NAME}
{Address}
{City}, {State} {ZIP}
{Telephone:}
{Facsimile: }

{Lawyer Name (Bar No.)}
Email: {}

Attorney for Plaintiff

In the Superior Court of the state of Arizona
In and for the County of Maricopa

[Insurance Company of At-Fault Driver],

Plaintiff,

v.

[Individuals and Entities Including Lienholders Who May Have A Right to Policy Limit Proceeds],

Defendants.

Case No.: ____________________________

 

ANSWER BY DEFENDANT [ENTITY] TO COMPLAINT IN INTERPLEADER

(Hon. [Assigned Judge’s Name])

 

Defendant [], through undersigned counsel, Answers the Complaint in Interpleader (“Complaint”), as follows:

  1. Defendant admits the allegations contained in Paragraphs [] of the Complaint.
  2. Defendant is without sufficient information to admit or deny the allegations contained in Paragraphs [] of the Complaint and, therefore, deny the same.
  3. Defendant denies the allegations contained in Paragraphs [] of the Complaint.
  4. Defendant denies that Plaintiff is entitled to the relief requested in Paragraph [] of the Complaint. Defendant affirmatively alleges that Plaintiff has failed to state a legal basis to discharge Plaintiff’s insured from liability for [his/her] negligence or to restrain Defendants from initiating claims against Plaintiff’s insured, and that any such relief should be denied.
  5. Defendant affirmatively alleges that it provided medical care for the benefit of [injured party] and [injured party] in the amount of $[]. Pursuant to A.R.S. §§ 36-2915 and 12-962, Defendant [government entity] is entitled to compensation in this amount form the interpleaded funds.

WHEREFORE, Defendant [] requests the following relief:

  1. That the Court award $[] of the interpleaded funds to Defendant [].
  2. That Plaintiff’s insured not be discharged from further liability.
  3. That the Court grant such other and further orders as appropriate and just.

DATED this ____ day of _____________, _____.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

{law firm name}

By

{NAME OF ATTORNEY}

{Law Firm Address}

{City} {Arizona}, {Zip}

Attorney for Plaintiff