A form of pleading whereby the pleader alleges two or more independent claims or defenses that are not necessarily consistent with each other, such as alleging both intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress based on the same conduct. Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(e)(2).
¡ª Also termed pleading in the alternative. Cf. DUPLICITY(2); double plea under PLEA(3). [Cases: Federal Civil Procedure 675; Pleading 50, 52. C.J.S. Pleading ¡ì¡ì 147¨C151.]
How do Chinese legal professionals usually express the term alternative pleading?
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