Kennedy v. Regency Realty Group, Inc. et al
ORDER denying as moot 16 motion to dismiss; denying as moot 20 motion to dismiss. Signed by Judge Sheri Polster Chappell on 9/16/2016. (LMF)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
FORT MYERS DIVISION
PATRICIA KENNEDY, individually
Case No: 2:16-cv-578-FtM-99CM
REGENCY REALTY GROUP, INC.,
CHINA GOURMET GROUP, INC.,
SALON BELLEZZA, INC. and IL
PRIMO PIZZA & WINGS, INC.,
This matter comes before the Court on Defendant Regency Realty Group, Inc.’s
Motion to Dismiss (Doc. #16) filed on September 2, 2016 and Defendant Il Primo Pizza &
Wings, Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss (Doc. #20) filed on September 13, 2016. Plaintiff has
since filed an Amended Complaint on September 15, 2016. (Doc. #23).
Rule 15(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provides, in relevant part, that
"[a] party may amend its pleading once as a matter of course within: (A) 21 days after
serving it, or (B) if the pleading is one to which a responsive pleading is required, 21 days
after service of a responsive pleading or 21 days after service of a motion under Rule
12(b), (e), or (f), whichever is earlier." Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(1). Upon satisfaction of one
of the above conditions, the plaintiff's right to amend once is absolute.
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In this case, Plaintiff filed the Amended Complaint within 21 days after service of
Defendant's motion under Rule 12(b)(6). Accordingly, Plaintiff's amended pleading is
properly before the Court. And it is well settled that an amended pleading supersedes
the original, and motions directed at superseded pleadings must be denied as moot. See
Malowney v. Fed. Collection Deposit Grp., 193 F.3d 1342, 1345 n.1 (11th Cir. 1999)
(noting, "[a]n amended complaint supersedes an original complaint" (citation omitted)).
Consequently, the Court denies Defendants’ pending Motions to Dismiss.2
Accordingly, it is now
Defendant Regency Realty Group, Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss (Doc. #16) and
Defendant Il Primo Pizza & Wings, Inc.’s Motion to Dismiss (Doc. #20) are DENIED as
DONE and ORDERED in Fort Myers, Florida this 16th day of September, 2016.
Copies: All Parties of Record
The Court would like to remind parties that they are held to their obligations outlined within the ADA Title
III Scheduling Order issued on August 23, 2016. (Doc. #12).
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