Alfred W. Cortese, Jr.


  • Monday, January 31, 2011
    A growing national chorus of leading academicians and corporate and defense counsel are coalescing around efforts to make fundamental reform to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure a reality as the Federal Judicial Conference Rules Committees continue their program to study and review meaningful amendments that could fundamentally reshape the Federal Rules...
  • Iqbal And Twombly: Sensible Interpretations Of The Pleading Rules
    Monday, July 5, 2010
    Lawyers for Civil Justice has been deeply involved in the debate over the Supreme Court's decisions in Iqbal and Twombly. Criticism of these decisions has mostly focused on two arguments: (1) that the decisions have improperly altered the intended meaning of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a), and (2) that the "plausibility" standard adopted in those...