147. In the answer to the summons, the defendant states their intention to either negotiate a settlement or defend the application and establish a case protocol with the plaintiff. The defendant may also propose mediation or a settlement conference. The answer to the summons must include the defendant’s contact information and, if the defendant is represented by a lawyer, the lawyer’s name and contact information.
The answer is notified to the plaintiff’s lawyer or, if the plaintiff is not represented, to the plaintiff; it is filed with the court office whose contact information is given in the summons.
If two or more defendants have been summoned, the plaintiff is required to inform all the parties of the answers received and of the names of the defendants’ lawyers.