IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
December 12, 2005
DTE METHANE RESOURCES, LLC, PLAINTIFF,
STEELHEAD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Donald G. Wilkerson United States Magistrate Judge
This matter is before the Court on the First Motion to Amend filed by the Plaintiff, DTE Methane Resources, LLC, on November 7, 2005 (Doc. 27) and the Second Motion to Amend filed by the Plaintiff on November 8, 2005 (Doc. 29). The First Motion to Amend is MOOT and the Second Motion to Amend is GRANTED.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a) provides that a party may amend a pleading and that leave to amend "shall be freely given when justice so requires." However, leave to amend may be denied if there is "undue delay, bad faith, dilatory motive, prejudice, or futility." Guise v. BWM Mortgage, LLC., 377 F.3d 795, 801 (7th Cir. 2004). The granting or denying of a motion to amend is reviewed for an abuse of discretion. Butts v. Aurora Health Care, Inc., 387 F.3d 921, 925 (7th Cir. 2004).
No party has objected to the amendment. The Plaintiff shall file its amended complaint by December 15, 2005.
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