COLLEEN BROWN VS WAL-MART ASSOCIATES, INC., ET AL.

Case No.: 19STCV23147    

MOVING PARTY: Plaintiff Colleen Brown

OPPOSITION: None

Plaintiff Colleen Brown (“Plaintiff”) is an employee of Defendant Walmart, Inc. (“Defendant”). Plaintiff alleges that during her employment she was sexually harassed. On February 4, 2020, Plaintiff filed the instant motion seeking to add a cause of action for retaliation and to correct the name of Defendant from Walmart Associates, Inc., to simply Walmart, Inc.

Code Civ. Proc. §473(a)(1) provides that the trial court may, “in its discretion, after notice to the adverse party, allow, upon any terms as may be just, an amendment to any pleading....” In exercising this discretion, trial courts are bound to apply a policy of great liberality in permitting amendments to the complaint at any stage of the proceedings. Atkinson v. Elk Corp. (2003) 109 Cal.App.4th 739, 761. “If the motion to amend is timely made and the granting of the motion will not prejudice the opposing party, it is error t........