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One of the questions on my pre-trial statement is Are the

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One of the questions on my pre-trial statement is "Are the pleadings in order?" and "Are further pleadings necessary?".

What, exactly, is the meaning of these two questions?

The pleadings are the complaint, answer and any motions. This means that you need to be sure that everything necessary has been properly filed with the court and served on the other party. You can also amend a complaint or answer if you have left something out.
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