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Don't Shoot the Plaintiff: The New Regime in Federal Pleading

, The Legal Intelligencer

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Testifying at a congressional hearing last fall on federal court pleading standards, Arthur R. Miller of NYU Law School, a leading authority on American civil procedure, recounted the steady movement of case disposition earlier and earlier in a case, concluding that the only step left is to "shoot plaintiffs before they come into the courthouse."

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