Current through the 2023 Legislative Session.
Section 472 - Time for amending pleading by party of course(a) A party may amend its pleading once without leave of the court at any time before the answer, demurrer, or motion to strike is filed, or after a demurrer or motion to strike is filed but before the demurrer or motion to strike is heard if the amended pleading is filed and served no later than the date for filing an opposition to the demurrer or motion to strike. A party may amend the pleading after the date for filing an opposition to the demurrer or motion to strike, upon stipulation by the parties. The time for responding to an amended pleading shall be computed from the date of service of the amended pleading.(b) This section shall not apply to a special motion brought pursuant to Section 425.16.
Ca. Civ. Proc. Code § 472Amended by Stats 2020 ch 36 (AB 3364),s 19, eff. 1/1/2021.Amended by Stats 2017 ch 273 (AB 644),s 3, eff. 1/1/2018.Amended by Stats 2015 ch 418 (SB 383),s 2, eff. 1/1/2016.