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U.S. District Judge William Alsup has ruled on 864 motions to dismiss in his career on the bench in the Northern District of California. He has granted 52 percent of them, tossed 25 percent and split the baby on 23 percent.

The case he is most likely to cite when deciding on those motions? Cited 425 times, Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly is a watershed 2007 U.S. Supreme Court Case that raised the bar a plaintiff must plead in order to proceed.

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