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The DC Code: § 16-3904 Set-off or counterclaim; pleading; retention of jurisdiction.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

If the defendant in an action pursuant to this chapter, asserts a set-off or counterclaim, the judge may require a formal plea of set-off to be filed, or may waive the requirement. If the plaintiff requires time to prepare his defense against the counterclaim or set-off, the judge may continue the case for that purpose. When the set-off or counterclaim is for more than the jurisdictional limit of the Small Claims and Conciliation Branch, as provided by section 11-1321, but within the jurisdiction of the Superior Court, the action shall nevertheless remain in the Branch and be tried therein in its entirety.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-3904. 1973 Ed., § 16-3904. DC CODE § 16-3904 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 610, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 564, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 145(p)(5).)