Tuesday, December 06, 2005

That's me, short and plain

As seen at TSC Girl:


You are Rule 8, the most laid back of all the
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. While your
forefather in the Federal Rules may have been a
stickler for details and particularity, you
have clearly rebelled by being pleasant and
easy-going. Rule 8 only requires that a
plaintiff provide a short and plain statement
of a claim on which a court can grant relief.
While there is much to be lauded in your
approach, your good nature sometimes gets you
in trouble, and you often have to rely on your
good friend, Rule 56, to bail you out.

Which Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Are You?
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Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

Off topic, but god, your ladies kicked our butts yesterday. It's the continuation of a long, cold winter for championships in New England this year...

10:02 PM, December 06, 2005  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Really? I knew we were good, but I didn't think we were THAT good. I'm still high from the (men's) Kentucky win.

10:08 PM, December 06, 2005  
Blogger Running2Ks said...

Does this make me a dork?


You were designed to make sure that attorneys in federal cases make reasonable inquiries into fact and law before submitting pleadings, motions, or other papers. You were a real hardass in 1983, when you snuffed out all legal creativity from federal proceedings and embarassed well-meaning but overzealous attorneys. You loosened up a bit in 1993, when you began allowing plaintiffs to make allegations in their complaints that are likely to have evidenciary support after discovery, and when you allowed a 21 day period for the erring attorney to withdraw the errant motion. Sure, you certainly won't get any brownie points for being outgoing, but you keep things on the up and up. It's pretty clear that the whole operation would fall apart without you around.

10:43 PM, December 06, 2005  
Blogger Musey_Me said...

I came out as 8(a) too.

8:38 AM, December 07, 2005  
Blogger ccw said...


You're a very helpful rule! You allow the attorney to amend their complaint once as a matter of course at any time before the answer is filed,and also allow amendments in other cases. If a claim relates back to the original transaction or occurrence outlined in the complaint, you can amend the complaint, even though the statute of limitations has run. Like a good friend, you're always there to help out in a bind.

8:57 AM, December 07, 2005  
Anonymous Anne Glamore said...

I'm Rule 11 also, which is very fitting. i never sign a pleading without thinking of Rule 11!

9:23 AM, December 07, 2005  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

Ok, I am CRACKING UP. I'm off to take the quiz.

12:51 PM, December 07, 2005  
Blogger Yankee T said...

I'm 8(a).

In good company.

3:18 PM, December 07, 2005  
Anonymous KathyR said...

OK, I can't get past the spouse/painting one. Where's the "you would never marry anyone who would put up and ugly/tacky painting" answer?!

OK, breathe,...

I am Rule 12(b): While you might be a defendant's best friend, you aren't exactly polite to others. You have seven separate grounds on which to dismiss a plaintiff's case. You are a bit paranoid, since if you fail to raise your 12(b)(2,3,4, or 7) in a motion or a pleading with one of the other 12(b) defenses or a 12(e) motion, you waive those objections for the rest of trial. Some might say that 12(b) is the biggest bully of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, but hey, somebody needs to keep the peace. You might not be the most popular guy in the office, but you're probably the most important.

6:47 PM, December 07, 2005  
Blogger Seeking Solace said...

I am a Rule 15. But can you be too nice as a Rule 15?

8:37 PM, December 08, 2005  

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