Aguayo-Becerra v. Ash Grove Cement Company et al

Filing 74

MINUTE ORDER granting defendant TPI Engineered Systems Inc's 72 Motion to file an amended answer within 14 days by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour.(RS)

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 SALOME AGUAYO-BECERRA, Plaintiff, 10 11 12 13 14 MINUTE ORDER v. ASH GROVE CEMENT COMPANY, a Delaware corporation; GOODMAN CONVEYOR COMPANY; and JOHN DOES 1-12, Defendants. 15 16 CASE NO. C15-1561-JCC The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable John C. 17 Coughenour, United States District Judge: 18 This matter comes before the Court on Defendant TPI Engineered Systems, Inc.’s motion 19 to file an amended answer (Dkt. No. 72). TPI seeks to amend its answer to add two affirmative 20 defenses in response to information not previously available. (Id. at 2.) Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 21 15(a)(2), the Court should freely give leave to amend a pleading when justice so requires. TPI 22 maintains it has been diligent in pursuing its defense and that an amendment would not cause any 23 prejudice. (Dkt. No. 72 at 4-5.) There is no opposition to the motion. The Court construes this as 24 “an admission that the motion has merit.” See W.D. Wash. Local Civ. R. 7(b)(2). 25 Accordingly, the Court GRANTS the motion to amend (Dkt. No. 72). TPI shall file its 26 amended answer within 14 days of this order. MINUTE ORDER, C15-1561-JCC PAGE - 1 1 DATED this 26th day of April 2017. 2 William M. McCool Clerk of Court 3 s/Paula McNabb Deputy Clerk 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 MINUTE ORDER, C15-1561-JCC PAGE - 2

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