Iqbal Ruling Impact Starting To Be Felt

Law360, New York (October 6, 2009, 6:52 PM EDT) -- While the case ostensibly only concerned a Pakistani Muslim who alleged he was abused in custody, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Ashcroft v. Iqbal has received enormous attention — and become a source of ire for some — because it ushered in a heightened pleading standard for all civil lawsuits.

Since the 5-4 decision was issued in May, Iqbal has been cited in district court cases considering issues as wide-ranging as meal break practices at a hospital system, patent claims brought by Apple Inc., and...
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