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Self v. Chase Bank

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


October 22, 2010

BRANDON T. SELF, PLAINTIFF,
v.
CHASE BANK, N.A., DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER

Plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se, brings this civil action. Pending before the court is plaintiff's motion (Doc. 13) for leave to file an amended complaint.

The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provide that a party may amend his or her pleading once as a matter of course within 21 days of serving the pleading or, if the pleading is one to which a responsive pleading is required, within 21 days after service of the responsive pleading, see Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(1)(A), or within 21 days after service of a motion under Rule 12(b), (e), or (f) of the rules, whichever time is earlier, see Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(1)(B). In all other situations, a party's pleadings may only be amended upon leave of court or stipulation of all the parties. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 15(a)(2). In this case, while a Rule 12(b) motion is pending, leave of court is not necessary to amend because 21 days have not passed since the Rule 12(b) motion was served. Plaintiff may file an amended complaint once as of right within 21 days of the date of service of defendant's Rule 12(b) motion.

Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion (Doc. 13) for leave to amend is denied as unnecessary.

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