Twiqbal Gets Narrow Reading In Morgan Keegan OT Dispute

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 5:28 PM EST) -- The heightened standard of review set by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Twombly and Iqbal rulings does not apply to affirmative defenses, a Georgia federal judge ruled Thursday, refusing to toss Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.’s defenses in a putative overtime class action.

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Vining Jr. denied Mildred Anne Dudley’s motion to dismiss or strike seven of Morgan Keegan’s defenses in an answer to the lawsuit, which claims the investment banking firm failed to pay her for overtime work and fired her in...
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