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Local Rules of Civil Procedure

LR 15 - Amended and Supplemental Pleadings

(See Fed. R. Civ. P. 15)

LR 15-1 Amended and Supplemental Pleadings (See LR 10-1 and LR 10-2)

(a) Amended Document Title

The word AMENDED—and iteration number—must be included in the revised document title, e.g.:

Example THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT

(b) Supplemental Document Title

The word SUPPLEMENTAL must be included in a supplemental document title.

(c) Amended Document Requirements

An amended or supplemental pleading must reproduce the entire pleading and may not incorporate any part of the prior pleading by reference. In addition, any party moving for leave to file an amended or supplemental pleading must describe the proposed changes.

(d) Exhibits to a Motion

  1. A copy of the proposed amended pleading must be attached as an exhibit to any motion for leave to file the amended pleading.
  2. On entry of an order granting the motion, the original amended pleading must be submitted to the clerk for filing.
  3. The clerk will not detach the proposed amended pleading from the motion.

(e) Amendments by Interlineation

Amendments by interlineation are allowed only by order of the Court.

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Amendment History to LR 15
June 1, 2002
LR 15.1 Cross-reference to LR 10.2 is added, and the example has been modified.
June 1, 2006
LR 15-1(a) Format example modified. The word "number" added.
LR 15-1(d)(2) The word "submitted" substituted for "tendered."
LR 15-1(e) The word "the" added.
December 1, 2009
LR 15-1(c) Amended to remove requirement that party filing an amended or supplemental pleading without a motion must "describe the changes made."
June 15, 2011
LR 15-1(c) Clerical correction pursuant to Standing Order 2001-6: Added the omitted words "for leave to file."
March 1, 2014
LR 15-1 Removed the spaces surrounding the dashes.
LR 15-1(d)(2) Changed "Upon" to "On."
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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