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Rule 83. Answer; Original and Supplemental; Indorsement


The answer of defendant shall consist of an original answer, and such supplemental answers as may be necessary, in the course of pleading by the parties to the suit. The original answer and the supplemental answers shall be indorsed, so as to show their respective positions in the process of pleading, as "original answer," "defendant's first supplemental answer," "defendant's second supplemental answer," and so on, to be successively numbered, named and indorsed.

Source: Texas Rule 6.

Change: Omission at the end of the first sentence: “To enable the defendant to state all of the exceptions and facts presenting his defense as contained in his original answer, and such other facts as may be required to rebut the facts that may be stated in the original and supplemental petitions as pleaded by the plaintiff.”

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.