House Judiciary Panel Weighs High Court's Iqbal Ruling

Law360, New York (October 27, 2009, 5:36 PM EDT) -- While other legal experts spoke out against the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Ashcroft v. Iqbal at a congressional hearing Tuesday, Jones Day partner Gregory G. Katsas testified that overruling the decision would lead to costly discovery on implausible claims.

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the constitution, civil Rights and civil liberties received testimony from four witnesses on Ashcroft v. Iqbal, three of whom decried the decision's heightened pleading standard.

Iqbal's detractors argued in prepared testimony that the high court's May ruling...
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