|Sponsors:||Illinois Institute for Community Law
Illinois Legal Aid Online
|Date:||Tuesday, November 30, 2004|
|Time:||11:00 AM - 11:30 AM|
|Speakers:||James Chapman, Illinois Institute for Community Law
James P. Chapman discusses pleadings in prisoner litigation cases. Specifically, Mr. Chapman discusses amended complaints including information on what is essential to an amended complaint and when an amended complaint should be filed. Some information in this video may be outdated. Please review the United States Supreme Court decision Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 U.S. 1937 (2009).
Iqbal heightened pleading standards, stating that all complaints must include non-conclusory evidentiary support for each claim. 129 U.S. at 1949. In order to survive a FRCP12 (b)(6) motion to dismiss, the plaintiff must have factual support for each claim prior to discovery proceedings. Id.
Last Updated: 12/02/2004
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