Moore v. Balthellas Chartering SA et al
ORDER granting Moore's unopposed 11 Motion to Add Party. It is hereby ORDERED that Mid-South Feeds, Inc. is made a party defendant to this action, Unterio Moore will amend his complaint accordingly within 14 days of today's Order, and Moore will cause a copy of the amended complaint to be served upon all party defendants in accordance with law. Signed by Chief Judge Lisa G. Wood on 4/3/2017. (ca)
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Scott L. Poff, Clerk
United States District Court
By casbell at 2:19 pm, Apr 03, 2017
PALANGA SPIRIT, in rem;
BALTHELLAS CHARTERING SA; and
PALANGA SPIRIT NAVIGATION,
Plaintiff Unterio Moore's unopposed Motion to Add Party,
19(a)(1)(A) requires addition of a person ^'subject to service
of process . . . whose joinder will not deprive the court of
subject-matter jurisdiction" if,
^'in that person's absence,
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 21 allows the Court
to, ^'on just terms, add . . . a party."
Moore seeks to add Mid-South Feeds, Inc.
He alleges that
Palanga Spirit; the Palanga Spirit was under a time charter
Feeds, Inc. at the time; and he has ''been unable to
conclusively establish [Mid-South Feeds, Inc.'s] relationship
Dkt. No. 11 at 1-2.
It thus appears that the
Court cannot afford complete relief unless Mid-South Feeds,
Inc. is added.
It further seems that Mid-South Feeds, Inc. is
subject to service of process, as Moore presented evidence
that it is a Georgia corporation.
Dkt. No. 11-3.
does not appear that Mid-South Feeds, Inc.'s joinder would
destroy the Court's subject-matter jurisdiction, as there is
an action under admiralty and other federal laws here, and so
other claims even in the absence of total diversity.
1 f 28; Am. Hous. Preservation Corp. v. NEF Assignment Corp.,
No. CV414-004, 2015 WL 1419508, at *2 n.2 (S.D. Ga. Mar. 27,
ORDERED that Mid-South Feeds, Inc. is made a party defendant
accordingly within 14 days of today's Order, and Moore will
cause a copy of the amended complaint to be served upon all
party defendants in accordance with law.
so ORDERED, this 3rd day of April, 2017.
LISA GODBEY WOOD, CHIEF JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA
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