Rule 10. Form of Pleadings
(a) Caption; Names of Parties.
Every pleading must have a caption with the court’s name, a
title, a file number, and a Rule 7 (a)
designation. The title of the complaint must name all the
parties; the title of other pleadings, after naming the
first party on each side, may refer generally to other
(b) Paragraphs; Separate Statements.
A party must state its claims or defenses in numbered
paragraphs, each limited as far as practicable to a single
set of circumstances. A later pleading may refer by number
to a paragraph in an earlier pleading. If doing so would
promote clarity, each claim founded on a separate
transaction or occurrence — and each defense other than a
denial — must be stated in a separate count or defense.
(c) Adoption by Reference; Exhibits.
A statement in a pleading may be adopted by reference
elsewhere in the same pleading or in any other pleading or
motion. A copy of a written instrument that is an exhibit to
a pleading is a part of the pleading for all purposes.
(Amended Apr. 30, 2007, eff. Dec. 1,