Four More Reasons To Love TwIqbal


Bexis was away on vacation last week. When he returned, he found four more reasons why we (on the defense side) should love TwIqbal. These four opinions have been duly added to our TwIqbal Cheat Sheet, but they deserve more mention than that:

Maybe An Advisory Opinion – But A Good One

In Leonard v. Medtronic, Inc., 2011 WL 3652311 (N.D. Ga. Aug. 19, 2011), the court TwIqballed everything that conceivably could have been considered a “parallel violation” claim in a PMA medical device case. A plaintiff can’t get away with a bare allegation that the defendant “did not satisfy the Food and Drug Administration's Pre-Market Approval standards for the devices.” Id. at *2. Rather, a plaintiff must “specify [the] particular federal standard the manufacturing process violated” and “state how [defendant] violated that standard.” Id.

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