Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

However Liberally Construed, Pro Se Complaint Must Still Contain Sufficient Facts to Satisfy Twiqbal

Pieczenik v. Bayer Corp., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 5986 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 22, 2012) (RICO / copyright infringement action):

In general, pro se litigants are held to a lesser standard than pleadings drafted by lawyers when determining whether a complaint should be dismissed for failure to state a claim. Hughes v. Rowe, 449 U.S. 5, 9-10 (1980). However, "a complaint must contain sufficient factual matter, accepted as true, to state a claim to relief that is plausible on its face." Iqbal, 129 S.Ct. at 1949 (internal quotation marks omitted).

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