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Rule 50. Paragraphs, Separate Statements


All averments of claim or defense shall be made in numbered paragraphs, the contents of each of which shall be limited as far as practicable to a statement of a single set of circumstances; and a paragraph may be referred to by number in all succeeding pleadings, so long as the pleading containing such paragraph has not been superseded by an amendment as provided by Rule 65. Each claim founded upon a separate transaction or occurrence and each defense other than denials shall be stated in a separate count or defense whenever a separation of facilitates the clear presentation of the matters set forth.

Source: Federal Rule 10 (b).

Oct. 49, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.