FCAS Bench & Bar Dialogues Recap

District Court Judge Greg Kays and attendee Casey
District Court Judge Greg Kays and attendee Casey Tourtillott

On Feb. 8, 2012, the Federal Court Advocates Section of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association hosted one of its Bench & Bar Dialogues sessions on “Twombly and Iqbal: The practical effects of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions regarding pleading requirements.” An overflow crowd of federal court practitioners and judges attended and participated in roundtable discussion that was designed as an open dialogue on the impact of Twombly and Iqbal to date, and the potential impact in the future.

Individual tables discussed topics ranging from the level of specificity necessary to survive a motion to dismiss, to how Twombly and Iqbal should be applied, if at all, to affirmative defenses. After a period of lively discussion at the individual tables, each table had an opportunity to share their discussion and conclusions with the entire group.



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