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Re: First Amended Complaint & Summon.

Santa Monica, CA |

When First Amended Complaint is mail to other party's attorney, should there be a new summon prepared and send along with the First Amended Complaint?

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No. A First Amended Summons is not necessary unless there are new defendants added in the First Amended Complaint.

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No. Another is summons is not required.You(or the opposing party) have already been summoned to appear.

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No, not if there are no new parties added.

You really should consult a lawyer now. You'll only get another 2 or maybe 3 chances to amend your complaint before it gets dismissed without leave to amend.

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