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Rule 78. Petition; Original and Supplemental; Indorsement


The pleading of plaintiff shall consist of an original petition, and such supplemental petitions as may be necessary in the course of pleading by the parties to the suit. The original petition and the supplemental petitions shall be indorsed, so as to show their respective positions in the process of pleading, as "original petition," "plaintiff's first supplemental petition," "plaintiff's second supplemental petition," and so on, to be successively numbered, named, and indorsed.

Source: Texas Rule 3 (for District and County Courts).

Change: Omission, at the end of the first sentence, of “to enable the plaintiff to state all the facts presenting his cause of action, and such other facts as may be required to rebut the facts that may be set up in the original and supplemental answers as pleaded by the defendant.”

Oct. 29, 1940, eff. Sept. 1, 1941.