Nelson V. Matrixx Initiatives — Specificity In Complaints

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT) -- In Nelson v. Matrixx Initiatives Inc., No. C 09-02904 (N.D. Cal. May 18, 2012), a federal judge made a plaintiff go back to the drawing board in his attempt to hold the makers of cold medication liable for allegedly eliminating his sense of smell and taste with their products. The case is yet another example that in a post-Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly world, federal courts are requiring plaintiffs to plead factual allegations with greater detail.

Facts

In Nelson, the plaintiff was Michael Nelson, a California...
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