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A formal rebuttal that the defendant in a lawsuit makes against the claims of the plaintiff. The answer asserts that the plaintiff's allegations are false, or, if they are true, that the defendant is not liable for them.
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On checking today, when I did eventually get through to a real person, it transpired that the answerphone message had not been received, and the problems were "a new telephone system
Staff at the Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, left a routine message on Sharon's answerphone.
Fortunately one of our engineers lives in Waterloo and when his answerphone went off unprompted he was able to radio in and the problem was sorted out quickly.
It was Ross and Brand who together landed the BBC in hot water when they left lewd answerphone messages for ex-Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs in a 2009 radio show.
Most are aware that they need to use an accredited translator for the big jobs - refurbishment, entire store signage, automated Welsh answerphone systems - but what to do if you have a niggling twenty-something words to translate in a hurry?
We also have a 24-hour answerphone 0121 342 8724 for you to leave a message.
Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross left lewd answerphone messages during Brand's Radio 2 show, saying Brand had slept with Sachs' granddaughter,
Russell resigned from his 'Radio Two' show after the Manuelgate incident, in which he and Jonathan Ross left obscene messages on the answerphone of Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs about his granddaughter Georgina Baillie.
Ross and fellow DJ Russell Brand left messages on Sachs's answerphone claiming Brand had slept with Sachs's granddaughter, Georgina Baillie.
Call 01642 722835 and leave a message on the answerphone with your name and telephone number and your call will be returned.
Andrew Stanyer's relatives were informed about a decision to release Robert Bage on parole from his life sentence via an answerphone message.
The Racing Post left messages on an answerphone when attempting to contact the service, but these were unanswered.