California Code of Civil Procedure Section 428.80
428.80. The counterclaim is abolished. Any cause of action that formerly was asserted by a counterclaim shall be asserted by a cross-complaint. Where any statute refers to asserting a cause of action as a counterclaim, such cause shall be asserted as a cross-complaint. The erroneous designation of a pleading as a counterclaim shall not affect its validity, but such pleading shall be deemed to be a cross-complaint.
(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 244.)Section: Previous 428.10 428.20 428.30 428.40 428.50 428.60 428.70 428.80
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