Zeigler v. Correct Care Systems et al
ORDER accepting amended complaint 9 as filed, directing matter will proceed on amended complaint, & DISMISSING as MOOT the pending MTD 4 original complaint w/out prejudice to deft Correct Care Solutions, LLC, renewing motion as to amended complaint. (See order for complete details.) Signed by Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner on 7/12/17. (ki)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
CORRECT CARE SYSTEMS,
CIVIL NO. 1:16-CV-1895
(Chief Judge Conner)
AND NOW, this 12th day of July, 2017, upon consideration of plaintiff’s
amended complaint (Doc. 9), and the court noting that leave to amend should be
liberally given “when justice so requires”, FED. R. CIV. P. 15(a)(2), and since, as a
matter of law, an amended complaint takes the place of the original complaint,
effectively invalidating any original complaint, see Palakovic v. Wetzel, 854 F.3d 209,
220 (3d Cir. 2017) (“in general, an amended pleading . . . supersedes the earlier
pleading and renders the original pleading a nullity”), and any motion to dismiss
challenging the original complaint is now moot, see 6 Charles Alan Wright, Arthur
R. Miller & Mary Kay Kane, Federal Practice & Procedure § 1476 (2d ed. 1990) (“A
pleading that has been amended . . . supersedes the pleading it modifies. . . . Once
an amended pleading is interposed, the original pleading no longer performs any
function in the case and any subsequent motion made by an opposing party should
be directed at the amended pleading”), it is hereby ORDERED that:
The amended complaint (Doc. 9) is accepted as filed and this matter
will proceed on the amended complaint.
The pending motion (Doc. 4) to dismiss the original complaint is
DISMISSED as moot, but without prejudice to defendant Correct Care
Solutions, LLC renewing the motion as to the amended complaint.
/S/ CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER
Christopher C. Conner, Chief Judge
United States District Court
Middle District of Pennsylvania
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