Rules Outline - Pleading Rule 8 General Rules of Pleading(a...

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Pleading Rule 8. General Rules of Pleading (a) Claim for Relief . A Pleading that states a claim for relief must contain: (1) a short and plain statement of the grounds for the court’s jurisdiction , unless the court already has jurisdiction and the claim needs no new jurisdictional support; (2) a short and plaint statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief ; and (3) a demand for the relief sought , which may include relief in the alternative or different types of relief (e) Construing Pleadings . Pleadings must be construed so as to do justice. Rule 10. Form of Pleadings (a) Caption; Name of Parties. Every pleading must have a caption with the court’s name, a title, a file number, and a Rule 7(a) designation. The title of the complaint must name all the parties; the title of other pleadings, after naming the first party on each side, may refer generally to other parties. (b) Paragraphs; Separate Statements (claims, defenses in numbered paragraphs, each
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