Background Facts

Plaintiff, Linda Taylor, as Trustee of the Linda E. Taylor Trust, filed this action against Defendant, Craig Boyd Painter, as well as Does 1-100, for fraud and related claims. Plaintiff alleges Defendant fraudulently induced her to loan him $100,000. Plaintiff filed her complaint on 7/15/19. She filed proof of service of the summons, complaint, and related documents on Defendant on 11/25/19; the POS shows service on Defendant, by personal service, on 7/17/19. The Clerk, at Plaintiff’s request, entered Defendant’s default on 12/13/19. An OSC re: default judgment is scheduled to be heard contemporaneously with the hearing on this motion.

Motion for Leave to Amend

Relief Sought

Plaintiff seeks leave to amend her complaint to add claims against Kim Painter fka Kim Rast. Plaintiff also seeks an order continuing the OSC re: default judgment.

Plaintiff provides evidence, through her attorney’s declara........