Thursday, July 23, 2009

Iqbal and Rule 8: Will Congress Turn Back The Clock?

It's a measure of the political clout that the other side has that, whenever the Supreme Court does something that the plaintiffs' bar doesn't like, a bill gets introduced to change it. We've just learned, courtesy of The Blog of Legal Times, that Sen. Arlen Specter (D/R Pa.) (whose son, Shanin, is a prominent plaintiff's lawyer) has introduced a bill that would overrule Twombly and Iqbal and dicate that the courts interpret Rule 8 in accordance with the 50-year old Conley v. Gibson standard.

We'll keep you posted.

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