Rule 55.27(e) Motion to Strike. Upon motion made by a party before responding to a pleading or, if no responsive pleading is permitted by these rules, upon motion made by a party within thirty days after the service of the pleading upon any party or upon the court's own initiative at any time, the court may order stricken from any pleading any insufficient defense or any redundant, immaterial, impertinent, or scandalous matter.


Rule 55.25(c) Effect of Filing Motions on Time to Plead. The filing of any motion provided for in Rule 55.27 alters the time fixed for filing any required responsive pleadings as follows, unless a different time is fixed by order of the court: If the court denies the motion or postpones its disposition until the trial on the merits, the responsive pleading shall be filed within ten days after notice of the court's action; if the court grants a motion for a more definite statement the responsive pleading shall be filed within ten days after the filing of the more definite statement. In either case the time for filing of the responsive pleading shall be no less than remains of the time which would have been allowed under this Rule if the motion had not been made.


Rule 55.05    A pleading that sets forth a claim for relief, whether an original claim, counterclaim, cross-claim, or third-party claim shall contain (1) a short and plain statement of the facts showing that the pleader is entitled to relief and (2) a demand for judgment for the relief to which the pleader claims to be entitled.