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Failure to State a Claim

Definition - What does Failure to State a Claim mean?

Failure to state a claim refers to the failure to come up with sufficient facts within a judicial forum, which, if considered to be true, would confirm that some violation of law occurred or that person making a claim is entitles for his or her losses. Usually, the attorney or the person filing the claim did not state an actual cause that can be heard in a court.

Justipedia explains Failure to State a Claim

Failure to state a claim often forms a part of the defense in civil litigation. In certain states, like California, this defense is known as a demurrer. The defense is provided for in "Federal Rule of Civil Procedure" and in other similar court rules.

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