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How Will Seventh Circuit Pleading Requirements and Dismissal Standards Change in the Wake of Bell Atlantic

January 2008
Mayer Brown Article
This past May, in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 127 S. Ct. 1955 (2007), the Supreme Court stepped away from the path of minimal notice pleading that it had been walking for 40 years. Now, dismissal can result from a failure to plead facts that both give notice of a claim's grounds and make a right to relief plausible.


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