Debate Over Conspiracy Pleading Standards Mounts

Law360, New York (October 17, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The American Antitrust Institute has weighed in on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case that deals with how specific antitrust conspiracy allegations need to be in order to survive a motion to dismiss, arguing that tightening pleading requirements could seriously undermine a competitive economy and deny consumers the benefits of competition.

In an amicus curiae brief filed Oct. 17 in the U.S. Supreme Court, the AAI submitted arguments in support of the respondents in Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, an appeal brought by a slew of U.S....
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