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What constitute pleadings.

The pleadings in the justice's court shall be:
(1) The complaint of the plaintiff, which shall state in a plain and direct manner the facts constituting the cause of action.
(2) The answer of the defendant, which may contain a denial of the complaint, or any part thereof; and also a statement, in a plain and direct manner, of any facts constituting a defense.
(3) When the answer sets up a setoff, by way of defense, the reply of the plaintiff.
[Code 1881 § 1757; 1873 p 344 § 56; 1854 p 231 § 44; RRS § 1779.]
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