Old St Paul Missionary Baptist Church v. Templebloc Inc et al
ORDER denying without prejudice 13 Defendant State Farm's Motion for Summary Judgment. Accordingly, Plaintiff St. Paul is instructed to file its amended complaint within thirty days of the entry of this Order. Signed by Chief Judge Brian S. Miller on 12/7/2012. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
OLD ST. PAUL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
CASE NO. 3:12CV00102 BSM
KENNETH “TED” BLOCKETT; and
STATE FARM FIRE AND CASUALTY CO.
Defendant State Farm Fire and Casualty Insurance Co. (“State Farm”) moves for
summary judgment. [Doc. No. 13]. Plaintiff Old St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church (“St.
Paul”) has responded and requests leave to file an amended complaint. [Doc. Nos. 27-29].
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a) provides that leave to amend should be granted freely
when justice so requires. Leave may be denied if the movant acted with undue delay, bad
faith, or dilatory motive and the proposed amendment would unduly prejudice the opposing
party. See Bell v. Allstate Life Ins. Co., 160 F.3d 452, 454 (8th Cir. 1998).
Although not entirely clear, St. Paul’s original complaint contains allegations that
include property damage. The time for seeking leave to amend pleadings has not yet run.
Accordingly, St. Paul is instructed to file its amended complaint within thirty days of the
entry of this order and State Farm’s motion for summary judgment [Doc. No. 13] is denied
IT IS SO ORDERED this 7th day of December 2012.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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