VLIW Technology, LLC v. Hewlett Packard Co
In VLIW Technology, LLC v. Hewlett Packard Co., 840 A.2.d 606, 612 (Del. 2003), the court explained, "In alleging a breach of contract, a plaintiff need not plead specific facts to state an actionable claim. Rather, a complaint for breach of contract is sufficient if it contains 'a short and plain statement of the claim showing that the pleader is entitled to relief.'" Id. at 611, quoting Court of Chancery Rule 8(a)(1).
A complaint that gives fair notice shifts to the defendant the burden to determine the details of the cause of action by way of discovery for the purpose of raising legal defenses. Accordingly, under Delaware's judicial system of notice pleading, a plaintiff need not plead evidence. Rather, the plaintiff need only allege facts that, if true, state a claim upon which relief can be granted (Id. at 611.)