The application of the Rules of Civil Procedure to these various situations has been the subject of much judicial attention. In this regard, two issues have provoked the greatest amount of controversy, to wit: (1) whether leave of court is required prior to amendment of the complaint to add a new-party defendant, and (2) when and under what circumstances may a new-party defendant be brought into a civil action after the statute of limitations applicable to the claim asserted against him has expired. It is upon these questions that this paper is primarily focused.
Vickers, F. Thomas
"Procedural Defenses Available to the New-Party Defendant: The Necessity of Obtaining Leave to Amend and Relation Back,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 17
, Article 2.
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