Goodwin v. Dunning
ORDER - that Defendant's Motion to Strike Amended Complaint (Filing No. 28 ) is granted. The Clerk of Court is directed to strike Plaintiff's Amended Complaint (Filing No. 27 ). The Clerk is further directed to mail a copy of this Order to Plaintiff at her address of record. Ordered by Magistrate Judge Susan M. Bazis. (Copy mailed to pro se party) (KLF)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
This matter is before the Court on Defendant’s Motion to Strike Amended Complaint.
(Filing No. 28.) The motion will be granted.
Plaintiff filed an Amended Complaint on August 21, 2017 (Filing No. 27). Federal Rule
of Civil Procedure 15 provides that a party may amend its pleading as a matter of course once
within 21 days after serving it, or “if the pleading is one to which a responsive pleading is
required, 21 days after service if 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. “In all other cases, a party may
amend its pleading only with the opposing party’s written consent or the court’s leave.” Id.
Plaintiff is far past the deadline to amend her Complaint as a matter of course under Rule 15.
Plaintiff’s original Complaint was filed on October 7, 2016 (Filing No. 1), and Defendant
submitted his Answer on February 2, 2017. Plaintiff did not seek leave to file the Amended
Complaint, nor did she obtain Defendant’s consent. Therefore, Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint
(Filing No. 27) will be stricken from the record.
IT IS ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion to Strike Amended Complaint (Filing No.
28) is granted. The Clerk of Court is directed to strike Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint (Filing
No. 27). The Clerk is further directed to mail a copy of this Order to Plaintiff at her address of
Dated this 29th day of August, 2017.
BY THE COURT:
s/ Susan M. Bazis
United States Magistrate Judge
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