Federal Judge Dismisses Disability Complaint, Says It Is A Shotgun Pleading
(August 9, 2018, 1:12 PM EDT) -- FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Florida federal judge on Aug. 8 dismissed a disability claimant’s complaint with leave to amend after determining that the complaint is a shotgun pleading in violation of Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure because the complaint includes numerous irrelevant and unnecessary details (Marcus Allen, M.D. v. First Unum Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 18-69, M.D. Fla., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 133160).
(Opinion available. Document #17-180813-035Z.)
Dr. Marcus Allen, a practicing diagnostic radiologist, obtained four individual, long-term “own...