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16:31 Jan 8, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents / claims, civil law
Spanish term or phrase: contesta
En el título: CONTESTA DEMANDA. RECONVIENE.
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Summary of answers provided
5Answer to the complaint
Mary Maloof, CT
5Plea / Answer
Monica Colangelo
4 +1defence
Hazel Whiteley
4 +1Counterclaim
BelkisDV


  

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Counterclaim


Explanation:
It is the rebuttal or cross-claim of a law suit.

REF: Cabanellas

BelkisDV
United States
Local time: 21:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 509

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agree  playpus
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defence


Explanation:
La "contestación" a la demanda, en la que uno se defiende de lo que se le acusa, es "the defence".

La reconvención es cuando se "contraataca" al que ha demandado primero. Esto es "counterclaim"

Hazel Whiteley
Local time: 02:58
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 548

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agree  Worklog
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Plea / Answer


Explanation:
Esas son las dos palabras utilizadas como "contestación a la demanda" durante la sustanciación de un juicio.


    Legal Translator
    Your Introduction to Law, by G. Coughlin, Chapter 3
Monica Colangelo
Argentina
Local time: 23:58
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 1014
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Answer to the complaint


Explanation:
No other context is given, so I would prefer to go with this broader application.


    Spanish-English Dictionary of Law and Business, Thomas L. West, III
Mary Maloof, CT
United States
Local time: 21:58
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 16
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