Court Denies Motion for Leave to Add Dismissed Premises Owner Back into Case


Attorneys Deborah A. Lujan and Kari L. Melkonian successfully defended a motion for leave to add a premises owner in a slip and fall case in the Wayne County Circuit Court. The premises owner had already been summarily dismissed from the matter based on the open and obvious doctrine. After unsuccessfully moving for reconsideration, the plaintiff then sought to amend his complaint asserting an alternative theory of liability against the premises owner. The Court rejected the request based on undue delay, undue prejudice and futility.

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