Hobensack v. Akers

Case No.: 16CECG01709    

Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to Amend Complaint
Tentative Ruling:
To grant the plaintiff’s motion for leave to amend the complaint. (Code Civ. Proc. § 473, subd. (a).)
Explanation:
“The court may, in furtherance of justice, and on any terms as may be proper, allow a party to amend any pleading or proceeding by adding or striking out the name of any party, or by correcting a mistake in the name of a party, or a mistake in any other respect; and may, upon like terms, enlarge the time for answer or demurrer. The court may likewise, in its discretion, after notice to the adverse party, allow, upon any terms as may be just, an amendment to any pleading or proceeding in other particulars...” (Code Civ. Proc., § 473, subd. (a).)
“ ‘Code of Civil Procedure section 473, which gives the courts power to permit amendments in furtherance of justice, has received a very liberal interpretation by the courts of this state.... In spite of this policy of ........