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Rule 47. Claims for Relief (1978)


An original 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,

(b) in all claims for unliquidated damages only the statement that the damages sought exceed the mini­mum jurisdictional limits of the court, and

(c) a demand for judgment for all the other relief to which the party deems himself entitled.

Relief in the alternative or of several different types may be demanded; provided, further, that upon special exception the court shall require the pleader to amend so as to specify the maximum amount claimed.

Amended by order of July 11, 1977, eff. Jan. 1, 1978: Textual changes in first sentence and first sentence of (c), all of (b) and the proviso in (c) are new.

Prior Amendments Future Amendments
Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941 April 24, 1990, eff. Sept. 1, 1990
  Feb. 12, 2013, eff. Mar. 1, 2013