I am named as a Defendant with several others in a civil lawsuit filed in Ca. Central District. I was given interrogatories and sent my answers in. In meantime, one of the other defendants prevailed on his anti-SLAPP motion. The judge gave the plaintiff the opportunity to amend his complaint, which he has done. Does the filing of the amended complaint require me to be served like the original complaint and does it nullify my original interrogatories and require plaintiff to send them again?
The discovery if clear on its face is still effective after an amended complaint is served and filed.
It is unclear from your question whether you are in federal or state court, but generally the mere filing of an amended complaint does not negate any outstanding discovery. Given the added complexity of an anti-SLAPP motion ruling, however, you need to consult with an attorney to verify what issues are no longer at issue.
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