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Rule 11. Signing of Pleadings, Motions, and Other Papers; Sanctions.
Every pleading, motion and other paper of a party represented by an attorney shall be signed by at least one attorney of record in the attorney's individual name, whose address shall be stated. A party who is not represented by an attorney shall sign the party's pleading, motion, or other paper and state the party's address. Except when otherwise specifically provided by rule or statute, pleadings need not be verified or accompanied by affidavit. The rule in equity that the averments of an answer under oath must be overcome by the testimony of two witnesses or of one witness sustained by corroborating circumstances is abolished. The signature of an attorney or party constitutes a certificate by the signer that the signer has read the pleading, motion, or other paper; that to the best of the signer's knowledge, information, and belief formed after reasonable inquiry it is well grounded in fact and is warranted by existing law or a good faith argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law, and that it is not interposed for any improper purpose, such as to harass or to cause unnecessary delay or needless expense in the cost of litigation. If a pleading, motion, or other paper is not signed, it shall be stricken unless it is signed promptly after the omission is called to the attention of the pleader or movant.
(Adopted by SCO 5 October 9, 1959; amended by SCO 743 effective December 15, 1986; by SCO 1009 effective January 15, 1990; and by SCO 1153 effective July 15, 1994)
Note: AS 10.06.628, as enacted by ch. 166, § 1, SLA 1988, amended Civil Rule 11 by requiring that a complaint for an involuntary dissolution of a corporation under AS 10.06.628 be verified.
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