Ripple Effects: The Unintended Change to Jurisdictional Pleading Standards after Iqbal
James E. Von der Heydt
Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
January 21, 2012
Cleveland-Marshall Legal Studies Paper
In 2007 and 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court altered the requirements for adequate statement of a legal claim in the filing of lawsuits. Unwittingly, it also changed the way lower courts evaluated their own grounds for jurisdiction. The error propagates rapidly and will be difficult to eradicate without further guidance from the Supreme Court.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 48
Keywords: civil procedure, pleading standards, jurisdiction, Supreme Courtworking papers series
Date posted: January 23, 2012 ; Last revised: February 11, 2013
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