The Evolving Twombly and Iqbal Federal Pleading Standard

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One of the more interesting recent developments in federal procedural law has been the new “plausibility” pleading standard set forth in the twin Supreme Court decisions in Twombly and Iqbal. Over the past year, we have been successful in using this new pleading standard to win motions to dismiss in certain cases, and we have also watched the appellate courts reshape the pleading landscape in a few important ways.

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