Saturday, January 21, 2017

"simple, concise and direct" requirement FRCP 8(d)(1)

I found this blog post regarding the "simple, concise and direct" requirement for each allegation presented. Although it is a state case, Ohio Rule 8(E) also requires "Each averment of a pleading shall be simple, concise, and direct. No technical forms of pleading or motions are required" which has similar language to FRCP 8(d)(1) that requires "Each allegation must be simple, concise and direct. No technical form is required"


The problems according to the plaintiff included: “run-on sentences, multiple allegations in the same paragraph, conclusions, verbose exaggerations, and ‘stream of consciousness’ rhetoric.” 

The response is a gigantic run-on sentence found here:
http://abovethelaw.com/2017/01/lawyer-pens-incredible-brief-about-punctuation-chickens/2/?rf=1