Washington Law Review


It has now been a little over two decades since the present rules governing pleading became effective in Washington. It was on January 1, 1960 that the pertinent Washington Civil Rules, patterned after the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, took effect. With some twenty years of experience to draw upon, it seems appropriate to review that experience with the hope of embellishing the stark provisions of the rules themselves, clarifying some of the problems that have arisen, and evaluating whether the objectives sought in the rules have been achieved.

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