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Motions to Strike – Not Just For Improper Requests for Punitive Damages and Attorneys’ Fees

These days it seems one most commonly sees motions to strike in the context of improper requests for punitive damages and attorney’s fees.  However, pursuant to the California Civil Code of Procedure (“C.C.P.”), possible applications for motions to strike are significantly broader than these two categories of improper damages. Indeed, when used correctly, a motion to strike can be a valuable tool to trim the fat from pleadings, and thereby possibly eliminating the need to waste time and resources on discovery regarding any improper allegations. C.C.P. § 436 allows for a motion to strike “any irrelevant, false, or improper matter asserted in any pleading” or portion of a pleading “not drawn of filed in conformity with the laws of this state.” A motion to strike

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