Reis Robotics USA, Inc. (Reis) (plaintiff) filed a breach-of-contract suit against Concept Industries, Inc. (Concept) (defendant) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Concept responded by filing an answer that included several admissions and denials couched in qualifying language. Concept also asserted six affirmative defenses and seven counterclaims. Several of the affirmative defenses merely restated denials from Concept’s answer and others recited applicable legal standards without making any factual allegations. Reis filed a motion to strike part of the answer, strike and dismiss the affirmative defenses, and dismiss the counterclaims.