Today, the court rejected Wolfeboro’s request to amend the complaint against Wright Pierce engineers to include allegations of fraud. The ruling gets pretty technical in describing the various requirements for amending the complaint, but what I get out of it is that under the schedule agreed on by both parties, the deadline for amending was Nov 30, 2012. In order to amend after that, Wolfeboro would have to show “just cause”.
Apparently, the court was unimpressed with the reasons provided. The motion was “denied without prejudice to file a properly supported motion”. So our lawyers are free to churn this some more and generate more fees from improperly prepared or unsupported allegations.