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    Demurrer is motion to dismiss a civil case because of the legal insufficiency of a complaint.

    National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)

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    When a defendant says the facts presented by a plaintiff may be true, but they aren't enough to prove the defendant's legal responsibility.

    California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)

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    A demurrer is defined as "[a]n allegation of a defendant, which, admitting the matters of factalleged by complaint or bill to be true, shows that as they are therein set forth they are insufficientfor the plaintiff to proceed upon or to oblige the defendant to answer

    Bauer, Matthew J. “Absent Physical Invasion, Governmental Interference with Private Property Will Not Likely Violate the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause: Machipongo Land and Coal Company, Inc. v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” Duq. L. Rev. 41 (2002): 619.

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    Black’s Law Dictionary defines demurrer as “[a] pleading statingthat although the facts alleged in a complaint may be true, they areinsufficient for the plaintiff to state a claim for relief and for the defendantto frame an answer.”

    BLACK’S LAW DICTIONARY (10th ed. 2014). Cited: Brian, Sean. “THE QUESTIONABLE VALUE OF UTAH APPELLATE COURTS’USE OF “ANY STATE OF FACTS” AS THE STANDARD FOR 12 (B)(6) MOTIONS.” Utah OnLaw: The Utah Law Review Online Supplement 2016.1 (2016).


A demurrer is merely a legal way of saying that even if the charges of the complaint that a certain act took place are true there are no grounds for holding the defendant legally responsible.Davis, Philip E. "ACTION” AND “CAUSE OF ACTION." Mind 71.281 (1962): 93-95.