In this lesson, you are presented with a hypothetical defamation case and instructed to compose a complaint for a diversity action in federal court.
On completion of the lesson, the student will be able to:
1. Write a complaint.
2. Distinguish between sample paragraphs and select the best ones for the complaint.
3. Compose a complaint which pleads grounds for jurisdiction.
4. List the elements of the claim at the proper level of generality.
5. Recall how to avoid superfluity or violation of Rule 11.