David v. Crompton & Knowles Corp.

58 F.R.D. 444 (1973)


Crompton (D) sought to amend an answer to a complaint that it designed, manufactured, and sold a shredding machine to Crown Products, David's (P) employer. D alleges that the machine was designed, manufactured, and sold by James Hunter Corporation prior to D's purchase of that corporation and that D did not assume liabilities for the negligent design, manufacture, or sale of machines by Hunter prior to D's purchase of Hunter in 1961. D claims that it only recently discovered the information. P contends that D's denial of knowledge or information was patently false and should be treated as an admission.