A lawyer in Vancouver, Washington filed a complaint that weighed in a a whooping 465 pages. Defendants understandably upset and the Judge wasn’t too impressed by the lengthy complaint. He granted the motion and made his reasons very clear:
Not before page 30 does the Complaint address the facts alleged. Plaintiff’s allegations continue for 87 pages—including a 37 page pit-stop to quote emails. (Compl., 39-76). The Court notes, with some irony, that in his response opposing Defendants’ motions for a more definite statement, the Plaintiff successfully states his allegations in two pages. (Pl.’s Resp., 1-3)
He concluded with this prose:
Plaintiff has a great deal to say,
But it seems he skipped Rule 8(a),
His Complaint is too long,
Which renders it wrong,
Please re-write and re-file today.