Charles E. Clark and Simple Pleading: Against a 'Formalism of Generality'
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
April 20, 2009
Northwestern University Law Review, Vol. 104, p. 1179, 2010
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