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Affirmative Defenses and Rule 12(b)(6): A Plain Meaning Interpretation


Michael E. Rosman


Center for Individual Rights

2012

New York Law Journal, December 2012

Abstract:     
This article contends that the courts have mistakenly permitted defendants to assert affirmative defenses in pre-answer motions pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6). A straightforward reading of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure demonstrates that the rules do not contemplate such motions.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 10

Keywords: Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Dispositive Motions, Affirmative Defenses, 12(b)(6)

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Date posted: January 24, 2013 ; Last revised: February 8, 2013

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Rosman, Michael E., Affirmative Defenses and Rule 12(b)(6): A Plain Meaning Interpretation (2012). New York Law Journal, December 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2206027

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