Under CCP 446(a), a defendant must file a verified answer to a complaint filed by the state, a county or certain other governmental agencies  “unless an admission of the truth of the complaint might subject the party to a criminal prosecution.”  This decision holds that a defendant corporation is a “party” entitled to file an unverified answer under the quoted exception (if an admission could subject it to criminal prosecution) even though a corporation cannot invoke the Fifth Amendment to avoid giving incriminating evidence against itself.  Also, the decision holds that pursuant to CCP 430.10, a defendant to a suit by a government entity suit may file a general denial rather than a specific paragraph by paragraph denial that is required when the complaint is verified.  A government complaint is not “deemed verified” even though it can have the effect of a verified pleading under certain circumstances.