This matter arose out of a products liability action in which one Defendant manufacturer sought to joint another manufacturer as an Additional Defendant. The Defendant that was to be joined opposed its joinder on the grounds that the original Defendant did not demonstrate a reasonable excuse for the delay in filing its joinder request and also that the proposed joinder would prejudice the Defendant to be joined.
|Judge Terrence R. Nealon|
The court also noted that the Defendant to be joined had not identified any prejudice that it would suffer as a result of being joined late.
Accordingly, the court granted the original Defendant’s Motion to Leave to Join the Additional Defendant.
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