When can you file an amended complaint?

When can you file an amended complaint?

An amended complaint is a written revision of the original complaint filed by a plaintiff or petitioner. Rule 15 of the federal rules of civil procedure allows the plaintiff to amend their complaint one time within 21 days of serving the original complaint or at any point before the defendant answers the complaint.

How many times can you amend complaint?

15(a) provides that a party may amend a claim once as a matter of course any time before a responsive pleading is served. If the pleading is one to which no responsive pleading is permitted, and the action has not been placed upon the trial calendar, a party may amend any time within 20 days of service.

What does it mean when a court case is amended?

v. to alter or change by adding, subtracting, or substituting. One can amend a statute, a contract or a written pleading filed in a law -suit. The change is usually called an amendment.