In a paper of limited length such as this necessarily must be, it is impracticable to discuss or even to mention many of the changes in pleading and practice contained in the Revised Code. For that reason this discussion will be confined primarily to some important and interesting changes in Chapter 56, entitled "Pleading and Practice." At the outset it may be said that the revisers have retained the common law system of pleading and procedure. They declined follow in the steps of those jurisdictions which have adopted what is known as code pleading and practice. Such changes as the revisers made were designed to modernize our existing system and to eliminate some of the technicalities that heretofore have served no useful purpose except as traps for the unwary.
Lawrence R. Lynch,
Pleading and Practice under the Revised Code,
W. Va. L. Rev.
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