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.
Argued: October 29, 2009
Decided: January 15, 2010
Opinion by Circuit Judge Gregory
For Appellant: Frank Alwin Edgar, Jr., Kaufman & Canoles PC
For Appellee: Christopher Scott Anulewicz, Balch & Bingham LLP