Pleading: More Definite Statement

Cissell v. Employers Compensation Ins. Co. [04/18/12] 2012 MTWCC 12 In response to the insurer’s motion for a more definite statement alleging the petition is vague, Petitioner points out that this Court requires only notice pleading.  Since it appears Petitioner has provided sufficient information to meet this requirement, the additional information the insurer seeks is better left to the discovery process.

Lewis v. State Fund and Montana Schools Group Insurance Authority [09/25/97] 1997 MTWCC 53 On its own initiative, the Court requires claimant to file an amended petition specifying what specific disability he is claiming and what benefits he is seeking.