I have a general question about pleadings, discovery and damages. Say I have a complaint for Defamation, and in the core complaint it's due to somebody publishing a defamatory magazine article in April. The complaint is filed in May and the defendant is served by the end of May. In the beginning of June, the Defendant files a Motion to Dismiss, and later that month, the same person (defendant) publishes another defamatory article in another magazine, and then in July, another. And finally in August, the court comes back and denies the Defendants Motion to Dismiss stating the April article was defamatory and it survives dismissal.
Since the Court gave the green light for the Defamation cause of action (i.e. it survives dismissal), how do I handle integrating the June and July publications into the case so I can seek damages for them as well? Do I need to amend the Complaint in order to do this, or because the Defamation cause of action was given a green light, is this done during Discovery, or during trial, or with additional declarations?
I'm confused on how to integrate ongoing and new "acts" by the same defendant that fall within a same core cause of action within a complaint that take place while the Court is processing the case.