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 Amended Complaint

 District of Columbia

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 Timing

Amendment As A Matter of Course

A party may amend the party's pleading once as a matter of course at any time before a more...   

Amendment With Leave or Consent

If amendment as a matter of course is no longer available, a party may amend the party's pleading more...

Scheduling Order

The scheduling conference order entered by the court may set a deadline for the amendment of pleadings. more...

After Leave to Amend is Granted

If a pleading is dismissed or stricken with leave to amend, an amended pleading must be filed within more...

Amendment to Conform to the Evidence, on Motion At Any Time

Amendment of the pleadings as may be necessary to cause them to conform to the evidence may be more...

 Amended Pleading Rules

Leave to Amend Freely Given

Leave to amend must be freely given when justice so requires. . more...

Meet and Confer Required Before Motion for Leave to Amend

No motion to amend will be considered unless it recites that the movant sought to obtain the consent more...

Amendment to Conform to the Evidence

When issues not raised by the pleadings are tried by express or implied consent of the parties, they more...

Relation Back of Amendments

An amendment of a pleading relates back to the date of the original pleading when more...

(1) Relation back is permitted by the law that provides the statute of limitations applicable to the action, more...

(2) The claim or defense asserted in the amended pleading arose out of the conduct, transaction, or occurrence more...

(3) The amendment changes the party or the naming of the party against whom a claim is asserted more...

 

 Complaint Rules

Statement of Jurisdiction

The complaint must contain a short and plain statement of the basis for the court's jurisdiction. . more...

Statement Regarding Relief

The complaint must contain: more...

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Statement of Venue

Allegations as to venue are not customary in the District of Columbia. The Superior Court covers the entire District. more...

Other Preliminary Allegations

Local practice is to allege residence of the relevant parties or the place of business in the case more...

Prayer for Relief/Demand for Judgment

A complaint must contain "a demand for judgment for the relief the pleader seeks." The pleader may seek relief in the alternative or of several different types. more...

Form Complaint

A sample complaint form may be found at more...

 Pleading Rules

Concise and Direct Pleading

There are no technical forms of pleading in the District of Columbia. Pleadings must be simple, concise, and direct. more...

Numbered Paragraphs

All allegations of a claim or defense must be made in separately numbered paragraphs. . more...

Incorporation By Reference

A copy of any written instrument that is an exhibit to a pleading or a motion is part more...

Pleading in the Alternative

A party may set forth two or more statements of a claim or defense in the alternative or more...

Capacity and Authority

The filing party is not required to allege the capacity of a party to sue or be sued, more...

Fraud and Mistake

Fraud and mistake must be pled with particularity. . more...

Conditions Precedent

In pleading the performance or occurrence of conditions precedent, it is sufficient to aver generally that all conditions more...

Official Document

In pleading an official document or official act it is sufficient to aver that the document was issued more...

Judgment

In pleading a judgment or decision of a domestic or foreign court, judicial or quasi-judicial tribunal, or of more...

Time and Place

For the purpose of testing the sufficiency of a pleading, averments of time and place are material and more...

Special Damage

Items of special damage must be specifically stated. . more...

Verification

Sufficiency

When verification of a pleading is required, it will be sufficient for the person verifying to swear

Single Party May Verify

If several parties are united in interest and plead together, the verification may be made by any

Verification by Officer, Agent or Attorney

A verification, affidavit, or declaration may be made by an officer, agent or attorney only when a

Where verification of a pleading, an affidavit, or a declaration is made on behalf of a party

Form of Affidavits

Affidavits and declarations, other than verifications, must be separate and distinct from a pleading, verification, motion or other

Unsworn Declarations

Whenever any matter is required or permitted by these rules to be supported by the sworn written

If executed inside the geographic boundaries of the United States, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and

I declare (certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.

If executed outside the geographic boundaries of the United States, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, and

I declare under penalty of perjury under the law of the District of Columbia that the foregoing

Exclusions

Rule 9-I(e)(1) does not apply to a deposition; an oath of office; an oath required to be

 Special Requirements for Particular Causes of Action

Class Action Complaint

One or more members of a class may sue or be sued as representative parties on behalf of more...

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Determination of Whether A Class Action is Maintainable

An action may be maintained as a class action if the prerequisites of D.C. Superior Court Civil Procedure more...

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Class Action Allegations

The complaint shall contain, under a separate heading entitled "Class ActionAllegations," a reference to the portion or portions of Rule 23 that permit the suit to be maintained more...

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Timing

Within ninety (90) days of filing the complaint, the plaintiff must move for a certification of class action more...

Landlord/Tenant

Landlord/tenant actions are heard in the in the Landlord and Tenant Branch of the Superior Court. A verified complaint must be filed in the form provided. more...

 Form & Format of Papers

Caption

Every pleading and paper filed with the court must have a caption that includes: more...

If the case has been assigned to a specific calendar or judge, the calendar number or judge's name more...

Names of Parties

The caption of the complaint must list the party's name, residence address, and, unless represented by counsel, telephone more...

Nature of the Pleading/Relief Sought

The party must state the nature of the pleading and the relief sought beneath the caption. . more...

Numbered Paragraphs

All allegations of a claim or defense must be made in separately numbered paragraphs. . more...

Incorporation By Reference

A copy of any written instrument that is an exhibit to a pleading or a motion is part more...

Paper Size and Format

All pleadings must be printed on white paper that is 11 inches long and 8.5 inches wide. more...

Signature

Requirement

Every pleading, written motion, and other filing shall be signed by at least one attorney of record in more...

Certification

By presenting to the court (whether by signing, filing, submitting, or later advocating) a pleading, written motion, or more...

(1) it is not being presented for any improper purpose, such as to harass or to cause unnecessary more...

(2) the claims, defenses, and other legal contentions therein are warranted by existing law or by a nonfrivolous more...

(3) the allegations and other factual contentions have evidentiary support or, if specifically so identified, are likely to more...

(4) the denials of factual contentions are warranted on the evidence or, if specifically so identified, are reasonably more...

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Additional Formatting Requirements

District of Columbia SmartRules procedural guide: GENERALLY APPLICABLE RULES AND FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS. more...

 Additional Documents

Summons

The summons shall be signed by the Clerk, bear the seal of the Court, identify the Court and more...

Demand for Jury Trial

Any party may elect a jury trial by filing a demand for a jury trial, either as a more...

Disclosure Statement

A nongovernmental corporate party to an action must file two (2) copies of a statement identifying any parent more...

Civil Cover Sheet

An "information sheet" must be filed along with the complaint. The form is available from the Clerk or online at more...

 Filing & Service

Filing and Service Required

All pleadings and motion papers must be served upon each of the parties and filed with the court more...

Method of Filing

District of Columbia SmartRules procedural guide: FILING DOCUMENTS. more...

Method of Service

District of Columbia SmartRules procedural guide: SERVICE OF PAPERS. more...

Parties Who Have Not Yet Appeared

As to any party who has not yet appeared in the action, the amended complaint and summons must more...

Issuance of Summons

When the complaint is filed, the plaintiff presents the summons to the clerk, the clerk signs and places more...

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