The plaintiff filed? a complaint? for federal? age discrimination and wrongful discharge under Oregon law.? ?The complaint alleged the facts forming a prima facie case of age discrimination, including the fact that five younger employees kept their jobs. The district court dismissed the complaint for failing to satisfy the pleading requirements of Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a)(2) and Twomby/Iqbal. ?The Ninth Circuit reversed. ?The court ?adopted? the ?Seventh? Circuit?s ?reasoning that ?in many straightforward cases? Iqbal did not make it any harder for a plaintiff to plead a sufficient ?claim ?of? discrimination.?? ?The? Court also found the wrongful discharge allegations sufficient.

Sheppard v. David Evans & Assoc., No. 11-?35164 (9th Cir. 9/12/12) (Pregerson, B. Fletcher, D. Walter (W.D. La)).