5 Cited authorities

  1. Ashcroft v. Iqbal

    556 U.S. 662 (2009)   Cited 195,191 times   262 Legal Analyses
    Holding that the sufficiency of the allegations is a legal question so appellate courts have jurisdiction to consider it on appeal from denial of qualified immunity
  2. Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly

    550 U.S. 544 (2007)   Cited 209,562 times   342 Legal Analyses
    Holding that conclusory allegations that the defendants acted unlawfully were insufficient to state a claim
  3. Powers v. U.S. Dept. of Justice

    646 F. Supp. 2d 153 (D.D.C. 2009)   Cited 3 times

    Civil Action No. 09-452 (RMC). August 24, 2009. Robert W. Powers, Spirit Lake, IA, pro se. David W. Merchant, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, for Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION ROSEMARY M. COLLYER, District Judge. By Order dated July 31, 2009, the Court dismissed pro se Plaintiff Robert W. Powers' Complaint without prejudice for failure to comply with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8 and ordered Mr. Powers to "file an amended complaint that corrects the

  4. Rule 12 - Defenses and Objections: When and How Presented; Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings; Consolidating Motions; Waiving Defenses; Pretrial Hearing

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 12   Cited 270,437 times   785 Legal Analyses
    Granting the court discretion to exclude matters outside the pleadings presented to the court in defense of a motion to dismiss
  5. Rule 8 - General Rules of Pleading

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 8   Cited 123,496 times   187 Legal Analyses
    Holding that "[e]very defense to a claim for relief in any pleading must be asserted in the responsive pleading. . . ."