I am currently in a scenario analogous to this one:
Can this hypothetical sequence of events occur in the Federal Arena (particularly 9th cir).
1.) Plaintiff brings a suit against party A before limitations
2.) Party A files an answer
3.) Limitations expires
4.) Plaintiff files amended pleading, adding party B and argues that it should relate back under Rule 15(c)(1)
5.) Parties A and B respond with motions to dismiss, arguing that it does not relate back and thus limitations has expired with respect to both parties.
6.) Court agrees, entire action becomes time-barred against not only party B but also party A.