High Court Ruling May Facilitate Early Dismissals

Law360, New York (June 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On May 21, 2007, the United States Supreme Court in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly (No. 05- 1126) dismissed a Sherman Act antitrust conspiracy claim brought in a putative customer class action against various "Baby Bell" telephone companies as not having been pled with sufficient facts to sustain the claim.

The decision was notable not just for the antitrust principles being applied to an important segment of the telecommunications industry, but also because the Court’s ruling potentially may signal a desire to impose more restrictive requirements...
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