With Suzan Jo, Rebecca Lamberth, Robert Palumbos
On May 18, 2009, in "Ashcroft v. Iqbal", the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that the heightened pleading standard first announced in "Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly" broadly applies beyond a narrow category of cases, bringing further clarity to pleading requirements under Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.