Monday, March 13, 2023

Defendant's Request to Amend Pleadings to Add Crossclaims on the Eve of Trial Denied

In the case of Reynolds Iron Works, Inc. v. Lundy Constr., Co. Inc., No. 20-00, 730 (C.P. Lyc. Co. Jan. 25, 2023 Carlucci, J.), the court denied a Defendant’s Motion for Leave to file new crossclaims after finding that the Defendant had waited too long to do so in this case, which was already scheduled for trial.

The court noted that, granting the Defendant’s motion would likely lead to prejudice to the other parties under circumstances in which a continuance also might not serve to remedy that prejudice.

This matter arose out of a civil litigation involving a contractor dispute regarding the money allegedly owed on a subcontract.

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Source: “Digest of Recent Opinions.” Pennsylvania Law Weekly (Feb. 28, 2023).

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