Amended Answer in New York Supreme Court–At A Glance

Use this At A Glance Guide to learn the New York rules of civil procedure (New York Civil Practice Law and Rules and Uniform Rules) applicable to amended answers in the New York Supreme Courts. For more detailed information, including local rules, on amended answers in a specific New York Supreme Court, please see the SmartRules New York Supreme Court Amended Answer Guide for the court where your action is pending.

Timing:

Each party is permitted to amend its pleading once without leave of court, provided such amendment is made within twenty (20) days after service, or any time before the response period expires, or within twenty (20) days after a response has been served. CPLR 3025(a).

Any party may amend his or her pleading at any time with leave of court or by stipulation of all the parties. CPLR 3025(b).

Amended Answer Rules:

Each party is permitted to amend its pleading once without leave of court, provided such amendment is made within twenty days after service, or any time before the response period expires, or within twenty days after a response has been served. CPLR 3025(a).

Any party may amend his or her pleading at any time with leave of court or by stipulation of all the parties. Leave of court shall be liberally granted upon such terms as may be just. CPLR 3025(b).

The court may permit amendment of the pleadings before or after judgment, on such terms as may be just, in order to conform them to the evidence in the case. CPLR 3025(c).

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