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The Supreme Court’s May 2009 ruling in Ashcroft v. Iqbal (pdf) is quickly becoming the best thing to happen to the products liability defense bar since Daubert. We told you a couple of weeks ago about the dismissal of a false-marketing suit involving AstraZeneca‘s anti-psychotic drug Seroquel because it didn’t meet the new, tougher pleading standard the Court laid down in Iqbal. Now we have word of two other recent Iqbal dismissals involving controversial products. No wonder Sen. Arlen Specter is on the warpath against Iqbal.

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