I am suing a former coworker for defamation pro se. I already cleared a couple of hurdles when, to my shock and surprise, their Motion to Dismiss and another Motion to Strike were both denied. After that loss, the Defendant posted a crowd-funding campaign saying she was being harassed, had tried everything for over a year to make her harasser stop, and other lies, and then that she was being civilly sued. She needed money for her legal fees. While she didn't use my name, by using her own and saying she was sued, I am easily identifiable. I need to supplement my complaint with this information that defamation continues. Meanwhile, I made some mistakes in my original complaint I wish I fix. It would make the case more obvious. And then... the defendant filed a counterclaim with their answer for intentional infliction of emotional distress opening the door for me to do so... I think. I'd really like to get the supplement in the hands of the judge first, but need to know if I have to fix the original complaint first. Thanks in advance.
There is no such thing as a "supplemental" pleading that contains substantive changes, as you propose. You need to amend by permission of the court.
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