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544, 573-74 (discussing the intent of the drafters of the Rules to depart from English common law pleading tradition); Kevin M.
American procedural reformers were concerned that common law pleading as it had come to be practiced 'obscured facts and legal issues, rather than distilling and clarifying them.
courts, which in turn derived from common law pleading.
Common law pleading was a highly structured, formalistic affair.
Despite serious flaws, common law pleading endured for centuries.