I am a pro se Plaintiff, the Defendant hads recruited the help of a consulting attorney (but not the attorney of record). The Defendant's attorney filed a motion to dismiss by claiming that my complaint failed to state any claims in which judicial relief could be granted, and requested the Court dismiss the complaint, unless I could amend the complaint to state legitimate claims. The Defendant's Motion went into detail explaining each and every thing that was wrong with the complaint. I filed a motion declaring my intent to file a first amended complaint and filed my first amended complaint within 20 calendar days.
My question is this? Does the Defendant have 20 calendar days (plus 5 days for mailing) to respond to any Amended Complaint just as they do the initial complaint?Thank you, Mr. Lampert. Was it proper to send the First Amended Complaint to the Defendant's attorney via Regular Mail instead of having it served upon them via process server like the initial complaint? Could they claim that this was not proper service, should this become an issue should they fail to answer the Complaint in a timely manner?