State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. v. Watts Water Technologies, Inc.
OPINION & ORDER: State Farm's 5 MOTION to Amend/Correct is GRANTED. The Clerk is DIRECTED TO FILE the tendered amended complaint. Signed by Judge Karl S. Forester on 5/3/2011.(GLD)cc: COR
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY
CENTRAL DIVISION at LEXINGTON
CIVIL ACTION NO. 11-94-KSF
STATE FARM FIRE & CASUALTY INS. CO.
OPINION & ORDER
WATTS WATER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Currently before the Court is the motion [DE #5] of the plaintiff, State Farm Fire & Casualty
Insurance Company (“State Farm”), for leave to file its First Amended Complaint pursuant to Rule
15 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The defendant has not filed any response to State Farm’s
motion, and the time for so filing has expired.
In support of its motion, State Farm notes that the defendant, in its Answer to the Complaint
[DE #3], alleges that it is not the actual manufacturer of the alleged defective product in question.
Instead, the defendant alleges that the product was manufactured by a wholly owned subsidiary
company of the defendant, Watts Regulator Company. State Farms seeks to file an Amended
Complaint adding Watts Regulator Company as a party defendant.
In light of Rule 15's
pronouncement that “[t]he court should freely give leave when justice so requires,” State Farm’s
motion to amend [DE #5] is hereby GRANTED. The Clerk is DIRECTED to FILE the tendered
This May 3, 2011.
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