Notice Pleading

Notice pleading refers to a system of [[wex:pleading|pleading]] requirements that only emphasizes [[wex:pleading|pleadings]] as a way to notify parties of general issues in a case. This allows parties drafting [[wex:pleading|pleadings]] to state their claims in general terms without alleging detailed facts to support each claim and without worrying about hypertechnical details. See Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, particularly Rules 7-10.

The  Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, adopted in 1938, uses a notice pleading system. Previously, the [[wex:federal_courts|federal courts]] used a much stricter [[wex:pleading|pleading]] standard called [wex:fact pleading]. Since the Federal Rules were adopted in 1938, many other American jurisdictions have adopted similar systems.

See also [[wex:civil_procedur|Civil Procedure]]; [[wex:table_civil_procedure|State Civil Procedure Rules]].


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