HRC may add additional party.
In a Human Rights case, ALJ Tynia Richard granted the Commission's motion to amend the complaint to add another party as a respondent even though the statute of limitations had expired. There the claims against the new party arose out of the same act as the original claims, the new party was united in interest with the named respondents, and the new party was aware that, but for the Commission's mistake, the action would have been brought against it as well. Accordingly, ALJ Richard found it was appropriate to apply the relation-back doctrine under which the claims against the new party would relate back to when the complaint was filed against the original respondents.
Comm'n on Human Rights ex rel. Hsu v. HSBC Bank (in PDF), OATH Index No. 522/09, mem. dec. (Jan. 22, 2010).