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Allen v. Louisiana Dept. of Public Safety

United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana

July 23, 2015

ROBERT EUGENE ALLEN (#153680)
v.
LOUISIANA DEPT. OF PUBLIC SAFETY, ET AL

ORDER

RICHARD L. BOURGEOIS, Jr., Magistrate Judge.

This matter comes before the Court on the plaintiff's Motion to Amend Complaint [and] Add Additional Defendants (R. Doc. 12). This motion shall be denied. The plaintiff seeks to supplement his Complaint with events allegedly occurring months after the filing of the Complaint and involving persons not connected with the events addressed therein. Although Rule 15(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allows a plaintiff to amend his pleadings once as a matter of course within 21 days after service and also "evinces a strong bias in favor of granting a motion for leave to amend, " F.D.I.C. v. Conner, 20 F.3d 1376, 1385 (5th Cir. 1994), the same rule does not apply in connection with motions to supplement the pleadings to add new substantive claims. "Unlike motions to amend, motions to supplement need not be freely granted." Smith v. Hebert, 533 Fed.Appx. 479, 483 (5th Cir. 2013). Accordingly, upon a finding by the Court that the relief requested by the plaintiff is not warranted, [1]

IT IS ORDERED that the plaintiff's Motion to Amend Complaint [and] Add Additional Defendants (R. Doc. 12) be and it is hereby DENIED.


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