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Civil Practice – Pleadings – Federal & State Standards – Rule 12(b)(6) Dismissal – Tort/Negligence – Conversion – Rule 11 (access required)

Bishop v. County of Macon (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-388-16, 18 pp.) (Wanda Bryant, J.) Appealed from Macon County Superior Court (Robert Sumner, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Given the heightened pleading standards in federal court, a dismissal under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) is not a dismissal on the merits for purposes of collaterally estopping a plaintiff ...

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