Bolsa Resources, Inc. v. AGC Resource, Inc. et al
ORDER granting 148 Alpaca Defendants' Motion for Leave to File Second Amended Answer and Counterclaims. Alpaca Defendants shall file their Second Amended Answer and Counterclaims no later than 04/05/2012, by Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya on 04/03/2012.(wjcsl, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya
Civil Action No. 11–cv–01293–MSK–KMT
BOLSA RESOURCES, INC., an Arizona corporation,
AGC RESOURCE, INC., a Nevada corporation,
ALPACA RESOURCES, INC., an Ontario, Canada corporation,
INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN RESOURCES, INC., a Colorado corporation,
MARTIN RESOURCES, INC., a Colorado corporation,
SALZBURG HOLDINGS, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company,
DAVID STAFFORD JOHNSON, a Colorado resident,
STEPHEN B. DOPPLER, a Colorado resident,
FREDERIK W. WARNAARS, a Colorado resident,
ADAM SZWERAS, an Ontario, Canada resident,
YANNIS BANKS, an Ontario, Canada resident,
FOUNDATION MARKETS, INC., an Ontario, Canada corporation,
ARIZONA-ALPACA RESOURCES CORP., a Nevada corporation,
SOGC RESOURCES CORP., a Nevada corporation, and
JNS MINERAL HOLDING CORP., a Nevada corporation,
This matter comes before the court on “Alpaca Defendants’ Motion for Leave to File
Second Amended Answer and Counterclaims” (Doc. No. 148, filed February 24, 2012).
Defendants Alpaca Resources, Inc., AGC Resource Corp., Arizona-Alpaca Resource
Corp., Adam Szweras, Yannis Banks, Foundation Markets, Inc., SOGC Resource Corp, and JNS
Mineral Holdings Corp. (collectively “Alpaca Defendants”) move to amend their counterclaims
to correct allegations in which incorrect parties were identified.
Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a), “[t]he court should freely give leave (to amend
the pleadings) when justice so requires.” See also York v. Cherry Creek Sch. Dist. No. 5, 232
F.R.D. 648, 649 (D. Colo. 2005); Aspen Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, LLC v. Aspen Valley
Hosp. Dist., 353 F.3d 832, 842 (10th Cir. 2003). The Supreme Court has explained the
circumstances under which denial of leave to amend is appropriate:
If the underlying facts or circumstances relied upon by a plaintiff may be a proper
subject of relief, he ought to be afforded an opportunity to test his claim on the
merits. In the absence of any apparent or declared reason-such as undue delay,
bad faith or dilatory motive on the part of the movant, repeated failure to cure
deficiencies by amendments previously allowed, undue prejudice to the opposing
party by virtue of allowance of the amendment, futility of amendment, etc.-the
leave sought should, as the rules require, be “freely given.” Of course, the grant
or denial of an opportunity to amend is within the discretion of the District Court,
but outright refusal to grant the leave without any justifying reason appearing for
the denial is not an exercise of discretion; it is merely abuse of that discretion and
inconsistent with the spirit of the Federal Rules.
Foman v. Davis, 371 U.S. 178, 182 (1962); see also Triplett v. LeFlore County, Okl., 712 F.2d
444, 446 (10th Cir. 1983).
Plaintiff did not file a response to the Motion. The deadline for joining parties and
amending pleadings was set at February 24, 2012 (see Doc. No. 119); therefore, the defendants’
Motion is timely. Further, the case is in the early stages of litigation. Moreover, upon review of
the proposed Second Amended Answer and Counterclaims and the Motion, the court finds that
there has been no showing of undue delay, bad faith or dilatory motive, undue prejudice, or
Therefore, it is ORDERED that “Alpaca Defendants’ Motion for Leave to File Second
Amended Answer and Counterclaims” (Doc. No. 148) is GRANTED. Alpaca Defendants shall
file their Second Amended Answer and Counterclaims no later than April 5, 2012.
Dated this 3rd day of April, 2011.
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