Confession and Avoidance

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Confession and avoidance is an answer from a defendant to a claim which admits to the facts of the claim but also adds facts that would constitute a defense. The added facts change the situation so that the defendant’s actions were justified or excused. Confession and avoidance has been outdated as a form of pleading and has been replaced with new pleading rules for defenses. 

[Last updated in July of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]