This contained in an answer to a complaint, in which a defendant responds to the allegations by pleading something more than a simple denial of the plaintiff’s allegations. Some common affirmative defenses include comparative fault, failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted, lack of jurisdiction over the subject matter, lack of jurisdiction over the person, insufficiency of process, insufficiency of service of process, failure to join a party, a party lacks standing, statute of limitations, laches, waiver, and estoppel. Generally, the party asserting the affirmative defense has the burden of proof.

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