DOI:10.1111/jels.12153
Corpus ID: 157940788
The Effects of Twombly and Iqbal
William H. J. Hubbard
Published 19 April 2017
Sociology
Empirical Studies eJournal
Ever since Twombly and Iqbal introduced the doctrine of plausibility pleading, a cottage industry of legal scholars (including myself) has undertaken to detect the effects of Twombly and Iqbal on… Expand
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