40 Cited authorities

  1. 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
  2. Harlow v. Fitzgerald

    457 U.S. 800 (1982)   Cited 27,527 times   11 Legal Analyses
    Holding that public officials are entitled to a "qualified immunity" from "liability for civil damages insofar as their conduct does not violate clearly established . . . rights of which a reasonable person would have known"
  3. Scheuer v. Rhodes

    416 U.S. 232 (1974)   Cited 20,343 times   2 Legal Analyses
    Holding that executive branch officers had qualified immunity
  4. Aetna Health Inc. v. Davila

    542 U.S. 200 (2004)   Cited 2,290 times   28 Legal Analyses
    Holding that states cannot create new causes of action that conflict with ERISA's "'interlocking, interrelated, and interdependent remedial scheme,'" located in §502 of ERISA
  5. Metro. Life Ins. Co. v. Taylor

    481 U.S. 58 (1987)   Cited 3,997 times   4 Legal Analyses
    Holding that § 1144 preempts state common law claims
  6. Ramming v. U.S.

    281 F.3d 158 (5th Cir. 2001)   Cited 2,336 times
    Holding that a court ruling on a Rule 12(b) motion may evaluate " the complaint alone, the complaint supplemented by undisputed facts evidenced in the record, or the complaint supplemented by undisputed facts plus the court's resolution of disputed facts"
  7. California Labor Stds. Enf. v. Dillingham Constr

    519 U.S. 316 (1997)   Cited 657 times   11 Legal Analyses
    Holding that ERISA did not pre-empt a California statute that incentivized, but did not require, plans to follow certain standards for apprenticeship programs
  8. Baker v. Putnal

    75 F.3d 190 (5th Cir. 1996)   Cited 2,128 times
    Holding that the trial court erred by failing to accept as true plaintiff's allegation when it "adopted portions of the defendants' claims as fact without acknowledging any contradiction with the complaint"
  9. Lone Star Fund v. Barclays Bank

    594 F.3d 383 (5th Cir. 2010)   Cited 1,105 times
    Holding that a court considering a Rule 12(b) motion is "limited to the complaint, any documents attached to the complaint, and any documents attached to the motion to dismiss that are central to the claim and referenced by the complaint"
  10. Cuvillier v. Taylor

    503 F.3d 397 (5th Cir. 2007)   Cited 1,002 times
    Holding that "to survive a Rule 12(b) motion to dismiss, a complaint 'does not need detailed factual allegations,' but must provide the plaintiff's grounds for entitlement to relief-including factual allegations that when assumed to be true 'raise a right to relief above the speculative level.'" (quoting Twombly, 550 U.S. at 555)
  11. 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 267,561 times   779 Legal Analyses
    Granting the court discretion to exclude matters outside the pleadings presented to the court in defense of a motion to dismiss
  12. Section 1132 - Civil enforcement

    29 U.S.C. § 1132   Cited 24,265 times   152 Legal Analyses
    Holding liable "[a]ny administrator" who fails to provide documents in a timely manner
  13. Section 1001 - Congressional findings and declaration of policy

    29 U.S.C. § 1001   Cited 19,316 times   51 Legal Analyses
    Noting that ERISA was enacted “to protect ... employee benefit plans and their beneficiaries”
  14. Rule 1 - Scope and Purpose

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 1   Cited 11,153 times   39 Legal Analyses
    Recognizing that the Rules of Civil Procedure "should be construed, administered, and employed by the court and the parties to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action and proceeding."
  15. Section 1002 - Definitions

    29 U.S.C. § 1002   Cited 10,367 times   55 Legal Analyses
    Holding that ERISA is a federal law that sets standards of protection for individuals in most voluntarily established, private-sector retirement plans
  16. Section 1144 - Other laws

    29 U.S.C. § 1144   Cited 6,730 times   44 Legal Analyses
    Saving clause