CLE - Ten Years of Twombly and Iqbal

The Supreme Court's 2007 decision in Bell Atlantic v. Twombly and 2009 decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal sent shockwaves through the federal litigation bar. Under Twombly, plaintiffs must plead "enough facts to state a claim to relief that is plausible on its face." Iqbal further explained that "judicial experience and common sense" should inform Twombly's plausibility standard. But have courts interpreted Twombly and Iqbal in ways that actually represent the decried seismic shift? And, assuming a real shift occurred, has that shift caused a meaningful change in the way courts resolve motions to dismiss? This program will delve into precedent and explore empirical studies to answer these questions.
Philadelphia Bar Association 11th Floor Conference Center 1101 Market Street (PLEASE USE 11TH ST. ENTRANCE) Philadelphia, PA 19107
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