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Sample Answer to Complaint in Interpleader – Individual

{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 [INDIVIDUAL] 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.

WHEREFORE, Defendant [] requests the following relief:

  1. That the Court enter an order directing Plaintiff to deposit its policy limits of $[] into an interest-bearing account for subsequent distribution according to this Court’s direction.
  2. That the Court enter an order distributing the interpleaded funds in a just and equitable manner.
  3. That the Court enter an order enjoining all Defendants from instituting any separate action or proceeding regarding potential claims against the interplead funds.
  4. That the Court deny Plaintiff’s request for cost or attorneys’ fees.
  5. That Defendant [] be awarded taxable costs.
  6. That the Court grant Defendant [] any further relief that the Court may deem just and fair.

DATED this ____ day of _____________, _____.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

{law firm name}

By

{NAME OF ATTORNEY}

{Law Firm Address}

{City} {Arizona}, {Zip}

Attorney for Plaintiff