Driver et al v. D. Mosley Trucking, Inc. et al
ORDER granting 86 Motion to Strike; denying as moot 90 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. See Order for specifics. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on June 30, 2014. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
LOIS DRIVER, et al
CASE NO. 4:13-CV-4074
D. MOSLEY TRUCKING, INC.,
Before the Court is Defendants’ Motion to Strike Amended Complaint. (ECF No. 86).
Plaintiffs have filed a response. (ECF No. 87). Defendants have filed a reply. (ECF No. 91).1 The
Court finds this matter ripe for consideration. On June 5, 2014, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ Motion
for Leave to File Amended Complaint. (ECF No. 75). On June 11, 2014, Plaintiffs filed their First
Amended Complaint. (ECF No. 78). As Defendants point out, this Amended Complaint is not
identical to the proposed amended complaint attached to Plaintiffs’ motion to amend. For this
reason, Defendants request that the Court strike the First Amended Complaint.
Pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(e), the Court only considered the proposed amended complaint
attached to Plaintiffs’ motion to amend. The amended complaint that was eventually filed deviates
substantially from the proposed amendment.2 Accordingly, the Court finds that the motion should
The Court would like to remind the parties that, with the exception of motions for
summary judgment, the Local Rules do not provide for the filing of replies. In the future, the
parties must obtain leave of Court prior to filing a reply or sur-reply.
The Court recognizes that some of the revisions to the proposed amended complaint
were attached as an exhibit to Plaintiffs’ reply in support of the motion to amend. Local Rule
5.5(e) is very clear about the importance of attaching the proposed amendments to the original
motion. Accordingly, the revisions attached to the reply were not considered by the Court. Even
if they had been considered, the Amended Complaint as filed would still be struck because it did
be and hereby is GRANTED. Plaintiffs must file the original proposed amended complaint (ECF
No. 48, Exh 1) on or before July 2, 2014. Plaintiffs are free to seek leave to amend their complaint
for a second time, but they will be required to show good cause for deviating from the Court’s
deadline to amend pleadings.
Defendants’ Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer (ECF No. 90) is DENIED AS
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 30th day of June, 2014.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
not comply with the revisions attached to the reply.
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