amended pleading
amended pleading see pleading 1

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

amended pleading
A written pleading in a lawsuit that is changed and refiled as an amended pleading by the party who initially filed it. Pleadings are amended for various reasons, including correcting facts, adding claims, adding affirmative defenses, or responding to a court's finding that a pleading is inadequate as a matter of law.
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

amended pleading
n.
   a changed written pleading in a lawsuit, including complaint or answer to a complaint. Pleadings are amended for various reasons, including correcting facts, adding causes of action (legal bases for a suit), adding affirmative defenses, or responding to a court's finding that a pleading is inadequate as a matter of law. Amendments cannot be made willy-nilly, but only prior to being served, upon stipulation by the parties or order of the court.
   See also: amend, amended complaint, demurrer

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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