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Feb 5, 2024

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – more specifically Rule 15, which deals with the instances in which a party can amend their pleading.

In this episode we discuss:

  • A quick refresh on the statute of limitations
  • The three major circumstances under which a party is likely to seek to amend their complaint
  • Amending a party's pleading before the statute of limitations has run out
  • How a plaintiff establishes that their amended complaint relates back to the original filing, if the statute of limitations has run out
  • A look at the cases Krupski v. Costa Crociere and Singletary v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, in which the plaintiffs sought to amend their complaints
  • Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams


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Alison & Lee