Pope v. Citizens National Bank (PLR2)
ORDER granting 20 Motion to Amend/Correct. The Plaintiff SHALL FILE his Second Amended Complaint [Doc. 20-1] as his operative pleading in CM/ECF on or before October 5, 2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge H Bruce Guyton on 9/22/17. (JBR)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK,
This case is before the undersigned pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(c), the Rules of this Court,
and Standing Order 13-02.
Now before the Court is the Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend Complaint [Doc. 20]. For
grounds, the Plaintiff states that while the parties have conducted discovery in this matter,
discovery is still in its beginning stages and that due to the information obtained through discovery,
the Plaintiff has learned that Equifax Information Services, LLC (“Equifax”) should be brought in
as a party to this matter.
The Plaintiff states that the Defendant does not oppose this Motion.
Finally, the Plaintiff has attached the Second Amended Complaint [Doc. 20-2] as an exhibit to his
The Court finds that the Plaintiff’s Motion is supported by good cause, see Fed. R. Civ. P.
15, and it complies with the Rules of this Court, see E.D. Tenn. L.R. 15.1. In addition, the
Defendant does not oppose the Motion, and the Motion is timely pursuant to the Scheduling Order
in this case. See [Doc. 13 at 5] (“At least one hundred and fifty (150) days before trial all motions
to amend the pleadings and add parties must be filed.”). Accordingly, the Plaintiff’s Motion to
Amend Complaint [Doc. 20] is GRANTED. The Plaintiff SHALL FILE his Second Amended
Complaint [Doc. 20-1] as his operative pleading in CM/ECF on or before October 5, 2017.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
United States Magistrate Judge
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