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Nelson v. Adams USA, Inc., et al.
United States Supreme Court
529 U.S. 460 (2000)
Ohio Cellular Products Corporation (OCP) brought suit against Adams USA, Inc. (Adams) (defendant), alleging patent infringement. The district court dismissed the claim and ordered OCP to pay Adams’ costs and attorneys fees. Adams moved to amend its pleading to include the president and sole shareholder of OCP, Nelson (plaintiff), because it feared that OCP would not be able to pay the judgment. The district court granted the motion, adding Nelson as a party and subjecting him to the judgment. Nelson appealed, the court of appeals affirmed, and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Ginsburg, J.)
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