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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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The cat, called Gus, who also answers to the name Food, is believed to have travelled 250 miles from his home on the Lizard Peninsula after hitching a ride with Midland holiday makers on August 9.
The dog, who answers to the name Elsa, has been lost since it ran away from Cotman Gardens in the White Leaf area of South Shields.
Last seen a few weeks ago at his adoptive Brentwood home, this Bush has orange and white fur and answers to the name Ernie.