The purpose of this comment is to trace the history of the motion for more definite statement as provided for in the Federal Rules, analyze the reasons for granting or denying the motion, and propose an answer to the question of whether Rule 12(e) is necessary, or superfluous, as part of modern federal pleading procedure.
Stefan F. Tucker S.Ed.,
Federal Civil Procedure-Federal Rule 12(E): Motion for More Definite Statement- History, Operation and Efficacy,
Mich. L. Rev.
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