Motion to strike (court of law)
A motion to strike is a legal motion given by one party in a trial requesting the presiding judge order the removal of all or part of the opposing party's pleading to the court. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 12(f)states that if a complaint contains "any redundant, immaterial, impertinent or scandalous matter," it can be stricken upon motion. A motion to strike is also used to request elimination of all or part of a trial witness's testimony. During a jury trial, if motion to strike witness testimony is accepted, the jury is instructed to disregard the stricken statements.
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