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I filed a lawsuit against X. How can I dismiss X by

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I filed a lawsuit against X. How can I dismiss X by substituting it with Y without filling a brand new lawsuit?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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You can file a motion for leave to amend the suit and substitute defendant and attach the new amended suit with the new defendant named and in that way you can keep the same suit and just change the defendant out and have them served if the motion for leave is approved (generally it there would be no reason not to grant the motion in most cases).