alternative pleading

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Synonyms for alternative pleading

a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on

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While the alternative pleading rule appears to be straightforward, some trial judges (not to mention practitioners) have confused alternative pleading with the flexibility theory of damages.
Williams violated Florida's alternative pleading rules and Levitt-Ansca correctly applied Florida's "flexibility theory." If the damages awarded are lost profits, they are proper only when they can be proven and measured with "reasonable certainty."
2006) (a plaintiff is entitled to pursue his case through alternative pleading).
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