The cases Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and Ashcroft v. Iqbal still reverberate through the Federal court system for placing new standards on specificity and “plausibility” in pleadings. Similarly, cases such as World-Wide Volkswagen Corp. v. Woodson are still much discussed and debated for their impact on personal jurisdiction.
Episode 3 of our special podcast series marking the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice & Procedure discusses the current state of pleadings and personal jurisdiction as they apply to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as what potentially lies ahead.
Federal Practice & Procedure is one of the most respected and enduring legal treatises. The treatise has been cited by federal courts an astounding 90,000 times, according to Westlaw estimates, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court every year since 1973.
In this third episode, Prof. Arthur Miller, founding author of the treatise, talks with Prof. Ben Spencer of the University of Virginia Law School and Prof. Adam Steinman of the University of Alabama Law School. Profs. Spencer and Steinman are co-authors of the volumes of Federal Practice & Procedure dealing with pleadings and personal jurisdiction, respectively.
Thomson Reuters is presenting this special podcast series throughout 2019 featuring Prof. Miller with leading legal scholars and thought leaders as they explore the issues and challenges facing attorneys practicing before the federal judiciary.
Thomson Reuters, Legal Current (September 12, 2019)
Spencer, A. Benjamin; Steinman, Adam; and Miller, Arthur, "Special Podcast Series: Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice & Procedure Marks 50 Years of Publication – episode 3: The Evolution & Future of Personal Jurisdiction & Pleadings" (2019). Popular Media. 492.