Boulton et al v. U.S. Tax Lien Assoc.

Filing 44

ORDER signed by District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr on 12/4/2017 GRANTING 33 Motion to Amend the Complaint. (Washington, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 KERRY BOULTON, et al., 11 Plaintiffs, 12 13 14 15 16 v. No. 2:15-cv-02384-MCE-AC ORDER US TAX LIEN ASSOCIATION, LLC; SEAN HIGGINS; STEVE CLEMETS, Defendants. Presently before the Court is Plaintiffs’ Motion under Federal Rule of Civil 17 Procedure 15(a) for leave to file a Third Amended Complaint (“TAC”) to add claims of 18 negligence and breach of fiduciary duties. ECF No. 33. Rule 15(a) provides that “leave 19 [to amend] shall be freely given when justice so requires.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a). The 20 policy of favoring amendments to pleadings, as evinced by Rule 15(a), “should be 21 applied with extreme liberality.” United States v. Webb, 655 F.2d 977, 979 (9th Cir. 22 1981). Given that liberal standard, and in view of Defendants’ non-opposition to 23 Plaintiff’s request, the Motion to Amend is hereby GRANTED. 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 4, 2017 26 27 28 1

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