What is a Motion To Strike?
A motion to strike is a request to the court to remove part of an opposing party’s pleading from the record. In a motion to strike regarding a pleading, the moving party requests that the court strike or remove some or all opposing party’s pleading, usually on the grounds that improper matter has been pled. A motion to strike is also used to request elimination of all or part of a trial witness’s testimony. During a jury trial, if motion to strike witness testimony is accepted, the jury is instructed to disregard the stricken statements.