What is an Opposition To A Motion For Leave to Amend?
An opposition to a motion for leave to amend requests that the court refuse to grant the moving party leave to amend his pleading. In most jurisdictions, including United States District Court, a motion for leave to amend must be freely granted when justice so requires. Therefore, leave to amend any pleading is rarely denied, but may be rejected where there is a showing of substantial prejudice to an opposing party. Opposition papers are usually supported by a statement of facts, a legal brief or memorandum with citations to legal authority, and if necessary, exhibits, declarations, and affidavits.