8 Cited authorities

  1. Magluta v. Samples

    256 F.3d 1282 (11th Cir. 2001)   Cited 428 times
    Holding that a complaint was a shotgun complaint when, among other issues, the complaint was 58-pages long and contained at least 146 numbered paragraphs
  2. Jefferson v. Lead Industries Ass'n, Inc.

    106 F.3d 1245 (5th Cir. 1997)   Cited 265 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a plaintiff cannot recover from a manufacturer for damage caused by a product on the basis of any theory of liability not set forth in the LPLA
  3. Sisk v. Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    644 F.2d 1056 (5th Cir. 1981)   Cited 54 times
    Reversing dismissal for failure to state a claim and noting that "[i]f a complaint is ambiguous or does not contain sufficient information to allow a responsive pleading to be framed, the proper remedy is a motion for a more definite statement under Rule 12(e)" rather than dismissal
  4. Adams v. Franklin

    CIVIL ACTION 99-D-815-N (M.D. Ala. Jul. 31, 2000)   Cited 24 times
    Holding that deputy sheriffs, as alter-egos of the Sheriff, were acting within the scope of their discretionary authority when they made decisions regarding incarceration, including whether and how to administer medical care
  5. Cherokee Electric Cooperative v. Cochran

    706 So. 2d 1188 (Ala. 1997)   Cited 21 times
    Holding that death is a great harm and that Alabama can " ‘attempt to preserve life by making homicide expensive’ " (quoting Louis Pizitz Dry Goods Co. v. Yeldell, 274 U.S. 112, 116, 47 S.Ct. 509, 71 L.Ed. 952 (1927) )
  6. Rule 12 - Defenses and Objections: When and How Presented; Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; Consolidating Motions; Waiving Defenses; Pretrial Hearing

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 12   Cited 271,590 times   787 Legal Analyses
    Granting the court discretion to exclude matters outside the pleadings presented to the court in defense of a motion to dismiss
  7. Rule 8 - General Rules of Pleading

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 8   Cited 124,059 times   187 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "[e]very defense to a claim for relief in any pleading must be asserted in the responsive pleading. . . ."
  8. Rule 20 - Permissive Joinder of Parties

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 20   Cited 8,157 times   22 Legal Analyses
    Granting courts authority to "issue orders-including an order for separate trials."