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Rule 47. Claims for Relief


A pleading which sets forth a claim for relief, whether an original petition, counterclaim, cross-claim, or third party claim, shall contain

(a) a short statement of the cause of action sufficient to give fair notice of the claim involved, and

(b) a demand for judgment for the relief to which the party deems himself entitled.

Relief in the alternative or of several different types may be demanded.

Source: Federal Rule 8 (a).

Change: Omission of the Federal requirement that jurisdictional grounds be stated. The Federal Rule requires “a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief,” for which wording that of subdivisions (a) above has been substituted.

Oct. 29, 1941, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.


July 11, 1977, eff. Jan. 1, 1978

April 24, 1990, eff. Sept. 1, 1990

Feb. 12, 2013, eff. Mar. 1, 2013