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What Is The Standard Of Review For A Motion To Dismiss In The United States District Courts In The Fourth Circuit?

Frequently, when a Plaintiff files a Complaint, a Defendant will respond with a Motion to Dismiss, instead of an Answer.  Essentially, the Motion to Dismiss says that even if everything stated in the Complaint is true, it still does not state a legally cognizable claim.  Or in other words, the Defendant is saying that “even if everything you say is true, it’s just a nothing-burger.”

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