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Idaho Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 10. Form of Pleadings.


(a) Designation of Pleading. Every pleading must comply with Rule 2 and must have a Rule 7(a) designation.


(b) Paragraphs; Separate Statements. A party must state its claims or defenses in numbered paragraphs, each limited as far as practicable to a single set of circumstances. A later pleading may refer by number to a paragraph in an earlier pleading. If doing so would promote clarity, each claim founded on a separate transaction or occurrence—and each defense other than a denial, must be stated in a separate count or defense.


(c) Adoption by Reference; Exhibits. A statement in a pleading may be adopted by reference elsewhere in the same pleading or in any other pleading or motion. A copy of a written instrument that is an exhibit to a pleading is a part of the pleading for all purposes.


(d) Unknown Party. When a party does not know the true name of another party, that fact may be stated, and that party may be designated by any name and the words, "whose true name is unknown." When the true name is discovered, the pleading must be amended accordingly.


(Adopted March 1, 2016, effective July 1, 2016.)

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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Warren E. Jones
Justice Joel D. Horton
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice G. Richard Bevan



Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge Molly J. Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello

 

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