January 11, 2017 Articles

10 Tips: How to Draft Federal Court Complaints

Drafting properly is the sine qua non for achieving your client’s objectives in litigation.

By Stewart Edelstein

Complaints control everything in your case: the court where you bring the action, who the parties are, what the issues are, who has what burden of proof, what discovery is permissible, what remedies are available, and what defenses you are likely to confront. Drafting properly is the sine qua non for achieving your client’s objectives in litigation. Here are 10 tips for properly drafting a federal court complaint.

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