Outline for filing a complaint for civ pro

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SKlei
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Outline for filing a complaint for civ pro

Postby SKlei » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:13 pm

does anyone have a good outline or instruction on how to draft a complain? I have to draft one for civ pro.

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Extension_Cord
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Re: Outline for filing a complaint for civ pro

Postby Extension_Cord » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:17 pm

SKlei wrote:does anyone have a good outline or instruction on how to draft a complain? I have to draft one for civ pro.


FRCP & Forms tell you exactly what you need to do.

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Re: Outline for filing a complaint for civ pro

Postby Judge Philip Banks » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:16 pm

Extension_Cord wrote:
SKlei wrote:does anyone have a good outline or instruction on how to draft a complain? I have to draft one for civ pro.


FRCP & Forms tell you exactly what you need to do.

Twombly/Iqbal, too, perhaps.

ETA: the instructions on how to draft a complaint are in the FRCP, as Extension_Cord said. Just follow Rules 8, 9, 10, and 11, and be plausible and non-conclusory (Twombly/Iqbal), and look at form 7 (I think. maybe it is 11. or 9. I can't remember) for an example of what the bare minimum for a negligence complaint should look like. It really isn't hard at all if you are just doing a complaint for civ pro. Just do an simple tort complaint.




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