Logic v Common Sense in Pleading

Michigan’s experiment in pleading–or the suppression of pleading-is being carefully watched throughout the country. Not that it is likely that many other states will go to the extreme, for it is an extreme, of substituting notice-pleading for essential-fact-pleading: but it is a fact that even the code states are experiencing a reaction in that general direction. It will probably lead to a multiplication of their “short forms,” rather than to a sweeping provision that