2015 Mississippi Code
Title 11 - CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 1 - PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE PROVISIONS COMMON TO COURTS
§ 11-1-56 - Responsive pleading to precede assignment to a judge
Civil actions in circuit, chancery and county court shall not be assigned to a judge until at least one (1) defendant has filed a responsive pleading. However, any necessary preliminary matters may be decided by a judge on a separate rotating basis before assignment of the action to a particular judge.
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