Fenimore v. Diversified Crop Insurance Services
ORDER GRANTING LEAVE TO AMEND COMPLAINT AND DENYING AS MOOT MOTION TO DISMISS. Signed on 12/6/17 by Chief District Judge Greg Kays. (Strodtman, Tracy)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
ST. JOSEPH DIVISION
CGB DIVERSIFIED SERVICE INC.,
ORDER GRANTING LEAVE TO AMEND COMPLAINT AND DENYING AS MOOT
MOTION TO DISMISS
Now before the Court is CGB Diversified Service, Inc.’s (“Defendant”) Motion to Dismiss
(Doc. 9). After Defendant filed the motion, Brad Fenimore (“Plaintiff”) filed a Second Amended
Petition (Doc. 14) and a Motion to Amend (Doc. 15). After review and consideration, the Court
GRANTS Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend, and DENIES AS MOOT Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss.
Rule 15(a)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure states that the Court should freely give
leave to amend when justice so requires. Further, a motion to amend a complaint renders moot a
motion to dismiss that complaint. See Pure Country, Inc. v. Sigma Chi Fraternity, 312 F.3d 952,
956 (8th Cir. 2002). Should it wish to do so, Defendant may file a motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s
Second Amended Petition.
Accordingly, Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend (Doc. 15) is GRANTED. Defendant’s Motion to
Dismiss (Doc. 9) is DENIED AS MOOT.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: December 6, 2017
/s/ Greg Kays
GREG KAYS, CHIEF JUDGE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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