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631 IAC 1-1-8 Answers; affirmative defenses

Authority: IC 22-3-1-3

Affected: IC 22-3-2-8; IC 22-3-4-2; IC 22-3-7-24

Sec. 8. The defendant may file a responsive pleading to any application, petition or complaint of the plaintiff at any time before the date set for the hearing, but no such answer is required, and if none is filed, the allegations contained in the application, petition or complaint will be deemed to be denied.

If the defendant relies upon the special defenses allowed by IC 22-3-2-8, such special defense must be pleaded by an affirmative answer filed no later than forty-five (45) days before the date set for hearing unless good cause is shown for delay.

(Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana; Rule 10; filed Aug 2, 1949, 3:50 pm: Rules and Regs. 1950, p. 74; filed Aug 31, 1966,

2:15 pm: Rules and Regs. 1967, p. 84; filed May 12, 1983, 10:15 am: 6 IR 1241, eff Sep 1, 1983; readopted filed Nov 13, 2001,

12:20 p.m.: 25 IR 1305; readopted filed Oct 12, 2007, 1:09 p.m.: 20071031-IR-631070472RFA; readopted filed Sep 10, 2013,

12:41 p.m.: 20131009-IR-631130349RFA) NOTE: Transferred from the Industrial Board of Indiana (630 IAC 1-1-10) to the Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana (631 IAC 1-1-8) by P.L.28-1988, SECTION 121, effective July 1, 1988.



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