The company’s brief contends the lyrics and the other material don’t satisfy federal pleading requirements, which call for a short and plain statement of the plaintiff’s claims that is simple, concise and direct. The judge is authorized to strike information not related to the claims at issue when it is “redundant, immaterial, impertinent, or scandalous matter,” the brief says. … [Read more...] about Coal company asks court to strike protest song lyrics from activists’ lawsuit
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