Galustian v. Peter, No. 09-1069 - U.S. Fourth Circuit
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Galustian v. Peter, No. 09-1069

An order dismissing plaintiff's defamation suit for forum non conveniens is reversed in part and vacated and remanded where: 1) denial of plaintiff's motion to amend to join another defendant is reversed as the district court abused its discretion in preventing plaintiff's amendment as of right; and 2) dismissal of the case for forum non conveniens as to defendant is vacated as the ruling was premature because another defendant was rightfully added as a defendant. 

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Appellate Information

Argued: October 29, 2009

Decided: January 15, 2010

Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Gregory

Counsel

For Appellant:   Frank Alwin Edgar, Jr., Kaufman & Canoles PC

For Appellee:   Christopher Scott Anulewicz, Balch & Bingham LLP