Overturning the Roberts Court:

One of President Obama’s first acts as President was to sign legislation overturning the Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber and make it easier to file pay discrimination claims. As David Ingram reports, this may have been a sign of more to come, as Congressional Democrats are seeking to undo several significant Roberts Court decisions.

As I noted earlier this week, Senator Specter and others are seeking to overturn the Court’s Stoneridge decision to create the potential for third-party liability for securities fraud actions. Also in the works is legislation to overturn Riegel v. Medtronic, which found that the Medical Device Act preempts common law claims against medical device manufacturers, as well as Twombly and Iqbal, two decisions that tightened notice-pleading requirements.

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