What You Need to Know About Twombly

By Global Economics Group on March 17, 2011

In What You Need to Know About Twombly: The Use and Misuse of Economic and Statistical Evidence in Pleadings, (Global Competition Policy, 2009), Dr. David S. Evans, Chairman of Global Economics Group dissects the economic and statistical evidence that is needed for defendants to show that a complaint does not present a plausible claim. In Bell Atlantic v. Twombly the Supreme Court clarified what plaintiffs must plead for their complaints to pass muster, and as a result, defendants now routinely seek to dismiss complaints on the grounds that they do not state a plausible claim. Dr. Evans concludes that lawyers should consider the use of economic and statistical evidence carefully in fashioning their complaints and in seeking the dismissal of complaints. What You Need to Know About Twombly