Cadenas v. Santa Ana Police Department

Defendant City of Santa Ana’s unopposed demurrer to Plaintiff Adrienne Marie Cadenas’ Complaint, is sustained with 15 days leave to amend.
Special Demurrer for Uncertainty
Defendant specially demurs to the Complaint. A special demurrer for uncertainty is strictly construed, even where a complaint is in some respects uncertain, because ambiguities can be clarified under modern discovery procedures.” (Khoury v. Maly’s of California, Inc. (1993) 14 Cal.App.4th 612, 616.) Errors and confusion created by “the inept pleader” are to be forgiven if the pleading contains sufficient facts entitling plaintiff to relief. (Saunders v. Cariss (1990) 224 Cal.App.3d 905, 908.) A demurrer for uncertainty should be overruled if the facts are presumptively within defendant’s knowledge. (Khoury v. Maly’s of California, Inc., supra, 14 Cal.App.4th at p. 616.) A party attacking a pleading on “uncertainty” grounds must specify how and why the pleading is uncertain, and where that uncertai........