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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 (SLI NO 134 OF 2011) - RULE 16.03

Pleading of facts

         (1)   A party must plead a fact if:

                (a)    it is necessary to plead it to meet an express denial of the fact pleaded by another party; or

               (b)    failure to plead the fact may take another party by surprise.

         (2)   However, a party need not plead a fact if the burden of proving the fact does not lie on that party.

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