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Civil Procedure – Amendment – New Defendant – Defamation (access required)

A district court abused its discretion when it denied plaintiff’s motion to amend his defamation complaint to add a defendant, as plaintiff had not yet amended as of right and defendant had not filed a responsive pleading; the 4th Circuit reverses in part and remands this case. Defendant contends parties do not have an absolute right ...

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