Construction of Pleading--(a) Conclusions.- In an action by the administratrix of a decedents estate the allegations in the complaint that the intestate had a policy of insurance on his life for $1,500 and was induced by the fraud of defendant to make defendant the beneficiary by which she was able to collect the money upon his death and "that this $1500 insurance money is the property of the estate and defendant is accountable to complainant as administratrix of the estate" are sufficient as against ademurrer on the ground that the complaint fails to show any right or title in complainant to such proceeds.' This is a very liberal interpretation of general statements that might be condemned as mere conclusions of the pleader and is in accord with the general attitude of the supreme court to discourage delay on account of departures from the orthodox rules governing the form rather than the content of allegations.
Edmund M. Morgan and Joel F. Handler,
Procedure and Evidence -- 1961 Tennessee Survey (II),
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