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What is an Affirmative Defense?

Affirmative defenses are reasons given by the defendant for why a plaintiff in a case should not win. An affirmative defense can help you win the lawsuit, even if what the plaintiff says is true. In Texas, most affirmative defenses must be asserted by the defendant or they might be given up for good. 

To see some affirmative defense examples, click here.

To do more research, look up: Texas Beef Cattle Co. vs. Green, 921 S.W. 2d 203 and Phillips vs. Phillips, 820 S.W.2d 785.

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