David Crichlow, Commercial Litigation national chair, and Margaret McQuade, Litigation associate, co-authored the "Responding to a Complaint" chapter in PLI's book Pretrial Practice 2021. The chapter covers:

  • deciding how to respond to a complaint;
  • timing;
  • grounds for motions to dismiss;
  • answering the complaint;
  • collecting and preserving relevant documentary evidence;
  • collecting evidence from potential witnesses (client and third party); and
  • initial contact with opposition.

"Responding to a Complaint," Pretrial Practice 2021