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Ashcroft v. Iqbal: Taking Twombly a Step Further

BY | December 23, 2015

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Caroline Mitchell, David Wallach, Jul 29, 2009 On May 18, 2009, in a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Caroline Mitchell, David Wallach, Jul 29, 2009

On May 18, 2009, in a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court decided Ashcroft v. Iqbal and continued a trend of toughening federal pleading standards that started with Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. Until Iqbal, Twombly‘s effect had been relatively modest because courts tended to distinguish it, often finding that its teachings applied only to antitrust cases or similar types of ca

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