Judges and clerks of the Commercial Division will tell you off the record that they hate a sprawling complaint that creatively casts one breach of contract action into ten different legal and equitable claims, ranging from fraud and breach of contract to tortious interference. In future columns, we will look at different aspects of pleading in greater detail and why it is a good idea to keep a breach of contract case simple. For now, though, let's look at the practical consequence of adding superfluous equitable claims to a complaint in a commercial case.
The Practical Advocate
Beware the Potential Hidden Cost in Pleadings
Commercial Litigation Insider
July 15, 2013