New York Law Journal, December 2012
10 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2013 Last revised: 8 Feb 2013
Date Written: 2012
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.
Keywords: Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Dispositive Motions, Affirmative Defenses, 12(b)(6)
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Rosman, Michael E., Affirmative Defenses and Rule 12(b)(6): A Plain Meaning Interpretation (2012). New York Law Journal, December 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206027