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Charles E. Clark and Simple Pleading: Against a 'Formalism of Generality'


Peter Julian


Northwestern University - School of Law

April 20, 2009

Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 104, p. 1179, 2010

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This paper explores Charles E. Clark's intent for the pleading standard under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. It argues that Clark rejected both notice pleading and rigidity, the two characteristics the predominated under the Federal Rules, at least before Bell Atlantic v. Twombly.

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Date posted: April 24, 2009 ; Last revised: April 8, 2011

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Julian, Peter, Charles E. Clark and Simple Pleading: Against a 'Formalism of Generality' (April 20, 2009). Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 104, p. 1179, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1392546

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