Q: What is it called when someone files a lawsuit but neglects to declare damages
Generally speaking, in many states, civil complaints do not include specific dollar amounts but, instead, just a general allegation of (and demand for) damages. This falls under the concept of "notice pleading". Check with a local lawyer to verify.
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