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CR 8.01 Claims for relief

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Civil ProcedureEffective: March 1, 2020

Baldwin's Kentucky Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Civil Procedure
III Pleadings and Motions
CR 8. General Rules of Pleading
Effective: March 1, 2020
Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedure (CR) Rule 8.01
CR 8.01 Claims for relief
(1) A pleading which sets forth a claim for relief, whether an original claim, counterclaim, cross-claim, or third-party claim, shall contain (a) a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief and (b) a demand for judgment for the relief to which he deems himself entitled. Relief in the alternative or of several different types may be demanded.
(2) In any action for unliquidated damages the prayer for damages in any pleading shall not recite any sum as alleged damages other than an allegation that damages are in excess of any minimum dollar amount necessary to establish the jurisdiction of the court; provided, however, that all parties shall have the right to advise the trier of fact as to what amounts are fair and reasonable as shown by the evidence. When a claim is made against a party for unliquidated damages, that party may obtain information as to the amount claimed by interrogatories. If this is done, the amount claimed shall not exceed the last amount stated in answer to interrogatories; provided, however, that the trial court has discretion to allow a supplement to the answer to interrogatories at any time where there has been no prejudice to the defendant.


HISTORY: Amended by Order 2006-09, eff. 1-1-07; prior amendments eff. 1-1-87 (Order 86-3), 1-1-85, 1-1-78; adopted eff. 7-1-53
Rules Civ. Proc., Rule 8.01, KY ST RCP Rule 8.01
Current with amendments received through August 1, 2020.
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