Motion to Strike Law and Legal Definition

A motion to strike is a party’s request to the court to delete insufficient defenses or immaterial, redundant, impertinent, or scandalous statements from an opponent's pleading. This can either be oral or written. A motion to strike is also used to request elimination of inadmissible evidence to be deleted from the record. During jury trials, if motion to strike a witness testimony is accepted, then the jury is instructed to disregard the stricken statements.