Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007), and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. 1937 (2009), heightened pleading standards, requiring more than simple notice pleading.
This webinar provides guidance to attorneys regarding how to draft a complaint to comply with the heightened pleading requirements and how to defeat a motion to dismiss.
–Alex Reinert, Assistant Professor of Law at Benjamin Cordozo Law School, who argued Iqbal, addresses prisoner and employment cases.
–Jane Perkins, Legal Director of the National Health Law Program, discusses Medicaid cases.
Rochelle Bobroff, Directing Attorney of the Federal Rights Project at the National Senior Citizens Law Center
Download and listen to the webinar (Windows Media, 95 MB) Includes audio and visual materials presented during the webinar. Please note: This is a large file saved in Windows Media format. You may download and view the file by right-clicking on the file name, choosing “Save As” and saving the file to your local drive.
Summary of Cases (Word document, Prepared by Alex Reinert)
Pleading Issues in Prisoners’ Rights Litigation (PowerPoint presentation, Prepared by Alex Reinert)
Medicaid Cases (PowerPoint presentation, Prepared by Jane Perkins)
Q&A: The Iqbal Decision Affects Civil Pleading (PDF, Prepared by Jane Perkins)
Recent Federal Rights Project Postings on Ashcroft v. Iqbal (Word document)