Does a plaintiff need to reply to defendants motion to leave to file cross complaint against other entities?
Civil case; PI
2 attorney answers
No, as the plaintiff, you would not be filing an "opposition" to the defendant's motion for leave to amend the defendant's cross-complaint. However, if you have any claims against the proposed cross-defendants, you must either add those parties as Doe defendants to your Complaint (if a Doe amendment is appropriate) or file a noticed motion for leave to amend your Complaint to add those parties as defendants to your Complaint.
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Right now you do not have a claim against the proposed new defendants. In your response to the motion seek leave to amend your complaint to add those persons by name. You should prepare the proposed amendment to submit to the court with your response.