“There shall be a complaint and an answer; a reply to a counterclaim; an answer to a cross claim, if the answer contains a cross claim; a third-party complaint, if a person who was not an original party is summoned under the provisions of Rule 14; and a third-party answer, if a third-party complaint is served. No other pleading shall be allowed, except that the court may order a reply to an answer or a third-party answer.”
Differentiate between the functions of a complaint, an answer, and a reply, and explain the uses of each. Provide an example of each.
From the e-Activity, the appellant was ordered by the court to furnish her social security number, her unlisted telephone number, the names of any drug and alcohol treatment centers she had utilized, and any prescription drugs appellant may have taken on the day of the accident. The appellant filed her notice of appeal, and raised the following two assignments of error or grounds for appeal: 1) the trial court erred in ordering the defendant to disclose her prescription drug use; and 2) such information is privileged pursuant to R.C. 2317. Determine whether you would side with the plaintiff or defendant in this case and justify your position.