2nd Circ. Ruling Highlights Twombly Trouble

Law360, New York (February 3, 2010, 3:03 PM EST) -- As courts around the country struggle to interpret the heightened pleading standards for plaintiffs established in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, a recent ruling from a federal appeals court has raised new questions about just what it takes to survive a motion to dismiss an antitrust case.

A ruling last month by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit revived Starr v. Sony BMG Music Entertainment, an antitrust case in which several record companies, including Bertelsmann Inc., Capitol Records...
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