“Sue now, explain later”

Foley Square viewThis is something to worry about:

Straws in the wind: as federal courts use the welcome new pleading standards to dismiss more weak lawsuits at an early stage, plaintiff’s counsel grow discontented and talk begins to be heard of efforts to restore the sue-now, explain-later regime that prevailed earlier.

If you don’t follow this, our little primer on how lawsuits get dismissed when judges take the time to ascertain that they aren’t good enough to get past the “pleading” stage — updated to reflect the rule of Twombly, the Supreme Court decision that established the new pleading standard– is here.

Originally posted 2009-01-29 19:26:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Ron Coleman

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