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Joseph Kerstiens is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Prior to joining Bradley, Joseph served as a law clerk for the Hon. Kristi H. Johnson of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He received his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was an articles editor for the Tennessee Law Review. Joseph has a B.B.A. in Business Administration and B.A. in Political Science from Mississippi State University.

Does a plaintiff have to specify not only the facts but also the law that applies? In Bye v. MGM Resorts, Inc., the Fifth Circuit looks at a common pleading issue: What do you do when a plaintiff pleads facts that may or may not state claims under more than one statute but only