2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-1758. Counterclaim or setoff by verified answer.

12 OK Stat § 12-1758 (2015) What's This?

No formal pleading, other than the claim and notice, shall be necessary, but if the defendant wishes to state new matter which constitutes a counterclaim or a setoff, he shall file a verified answer, a copy of which shall be delivered to the plaintiff in person, and filed with the clerk of the court not later than seventy-two (72) hours prior to the hour set for the first appearance of said defendant in such action. Such answer shall be made in substantially the following form:


In the District Court,

County of _______________,

State of Oklahoma.



vs. Small Claims No. _________



Claim of defendant.


) ss

COUNTY OF _________)

__________, being first duly sworn, deposes and says: That said plaintiff is indebted to said defendant in the sum of $________ for _______, which amount defendant prays may be allowed as a claim against the plaintiff herein.


Subscribed and sworn to before me this _____ day of _____, 19__.


Notary Public (or Clerk or Judge)

Added by Laws 1968, c. 322, § 8, eff. Jan. 13, 1969. Amended by Laws 1985, c. 284, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1985; Laws 1995, c. 136, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.

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