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amended pleading

n. a changed written pleading in a lawsuit, including complaint or answer to a complaint. Pleadings are amended for various reasons, including correcting facts, adding causes of action (legal bases for a suit), adding affirmative defenses, or responding to a court's finding that a pleading is inadequate as a matter of law. Amendments cannot be made willy-nilly, but only prior to being served, upon stipulation by the parties or order of the court. (See: amend, amended complaint, demurrer)

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Given the liberality of the federal rules governing amended pleadings, in most actions, only the most obstinate plaintiffs will fail to comply with the court's demands.
2d at 717 ("On an application, pursuant to CPLR 3211(e), for leave to serve an amended pleading, it is incumbent on a party applying for such relief not only to submit a proposed pleading supplying deficiencies in pleading but also evidence, by affidavit that could properly be considered upon a motion for summary judgment, which satisfies the Court that the moving party has good ground to support the cause of action.
22, 2010) (applying relation-back analysis to determine that an amended pleading was a new action that was removable under CAFA), and more
These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including, among others, risks of a successful appeal of the judgment dismissing the securities action, or a successful amended pleading of the Complaint.
Reinke, Jr, the second district was faced with a content issue that took Kingbrook a step further: "[I]s a motion that substantively seeks only leave to file an amended pleading, yet requests the relief that the matter be reinstated following a dismissal with prejudice, sufficiently directed against the judgment to come within the ambit of section 2-1203(a) of the Code?
1966), the court continued by stating that when a claim arises out of the same act on which the original pleading was filed, the amended pleading will not be regarded as a new cause of action.
The court recognized that under California law any suit for damages arising out of professional negligence of a healthcare provider, no claim for punitive damages may be included in a complaint or pleading unless a court has entered an order allowing an amended pleading that includes such a claim to be filed.
The Align Parties will have the opportunity to challenge any further amended pleading filed by OrthoClear.
10) The court may instead allow your opponent to file an amended pleading, one that addresses the points raised in your motion to strike as sham.
Chief Judge Brown's opinion made clear that any amended pleading would have to allege concrete facts to satisfy a significantly enhanced pleading burden (i) to overcome the jurisdictional bar of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (the "FTAIA") and (ii) satisfying the threshold pleading requirements of Rules 8 and 9(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
com's motion to dismiss the First Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint, but gave plaintiffs 20 days within which to file an amended pleading," stated Daniel J.
16) In other states, there are statutes or rules of procedure, (17) as well as case law, (18) specifically allowing the filing of a "John Doe" pleading if the true name of the defendant is not known and, once an amended pleading is filed identifying that defendant, providing for relation back of the amendment to the date of the original complaint.