Carter v. University of Texas at Dallas et al
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S #14 Motion to Amend/Correct- Signed by Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen. (CCie)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
GEANIECE D. CARTER,
District Judge Paul D. Borman
Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS,
On August 12, 2019, Plaintiff Geaniece D. Carter filed a pro se civil complaint
[ECF No. 1]. Before the Court is her motion to file an amended complaint [ECF No. 14].
Fed.R.Civ.P. 15(a)(1)(B) provides that a party may amend a pleading to which a
responsive pleading is required (such as a complaint) as a matter of right “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.” In this case, the Defendants filed a motion to dismiss
under Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(1), (2), and (6) on September 11, 2019 [ECF No. 9]. Plaintiff
then filed an amended complaint on September 23, 2019 [ECF No. 13], within the 21
days set forth in Rule 15(a)(1)(B).
This means that Plaintiff may amend her complaint as a matter of right, without the
necessity of first obtaining a court order. Therefore, her amended complaint [ECF No.
13] has been properly accepted for filing and docketed. This would make her motion to
amend moot and unnecessary. However, I recognize that Plaintiff is proceeding without
counsel, and may not fully understand the Federal Rules. So, to avoid confusion on her
part, and to move this case forward efficiently and expeditiously, I will simply grant her
motion to amend under Rule 15(a)(1)(B).
Accordingly, Plaintiff’s motion to amend [ECF No. 14] is GRANTED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/R. Steven Whalen
R. STEVEN WHALEN
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Dated: October 9, 2019
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify on October 9, 2019, that I electronically filed the foregoing paper
with the Clerk of the Court sending notification of such filing to all counsel registered
electronically. I hereby certify that a copy of this paper was mailed to non-registered ECF
participants on October 9, 2019.
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