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A review of the foregoing cases indicate that the following defects may warrant dismissal of a complaint for a pure bill of discovery: 1) facts which indicate that the cause of action or defense alleged by the plaintiff is merely speculative; 2) a companion case is already pending where the plaintiff filing for the bill of discovery already has adequate means at his or her disposal to obtain discovery; 3) seeking to merely obtain a preview of discovery which would be available once an action at law is filed; 4) suing after expiration of the statute of limitations; 5) suing a mere third party witness; and 6) failing to allege satisfaction of conditions precedent to the under lying cause of action before suing for a pure bill of discovery.
section] 1983 alleging a violation of civil rights--an action at law.
However, in a subsequent or pending underlying action at law, the defendant in the complaint for the pure bill of discovery may actually be the party who is prosecuting claims for damages or some other type of relief.

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