Hedlund v. Holmes Tuttle Broadway Ford, Inc

In Hedlund v. Holmes Tuttle Broadway Ford, Inc., 130 Ariz. 237, 239, 635 P.2d 525, 527 (App. 1981), the plaintiff filed a complaint naming "Holmes Tuttle Broadway Ford" as defendant on the day the statute of limitations expired. 130 Ariz. at 237, 635 P.2d at 525. Before serving the defendant, the plaintiff amended the complaint to reflect the defendant's proper name, "Holmes Tuttle Broadway Ford, Inc." Id. The defendant filed a motion for summary judgment arguing that the amendment substituted parties and did not relate back to the original complaint. Id. The Court held that correction of a misnomer was not a change in party and reversed the superior court's grant of judgment to the defendant. Id. at 239, 635 P.2d at 527.