Hi, thanks for submitting your question today. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I’m happy to assist you with your question today.
The answer to your question depends on where you are in the litigation
- specifically whether you properly served the party with the original complaint or, on the other hand, whether you only filed the original complaint (without serving it on defendant) and then amended it as allowed by the court rules.
If the defendant has not been served original complaint, you have to have the amended complaint served on them within the time stated on your summons issued by the court. If you have already served the defendant the original complaint and exercised your 90-day right to amend without leave of court or you motioned the court for leave of court, you then simply mail the amended complaint to the defendant when you file it with the court; you do not have to execute personal service on them as you would in the original complaint. See NJ Rule of Civ Procedure 4:9-1
So, in short, you are to have it served on them within the time allowed by the summons if you haven't yet served them with the original complaint. Or, you are to mail them a copy of the amended complaint simultaneous with your filing the amended complaint with the court if you have already served the original complaint on the defendant.
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