In Patterson v. Consolidated Aluminum Corp., No. 1110633 (Ala. Aug. 17, 2012), the Alabama Supreme Court reviewed an order dismissing plaintiffs’ actions against the defendant as being barred by the statute of limitations.  The plaintiffs argued on appeal that the statute of limitations did not apply because the amendment to their complaint adding the defendants at issue related back to the original filing date of the complaint.  The Alabama Supreme Court rejected this argument, ruling that plaintiffs did not get the benefit of the “relation back” doctrine because they did not move promptly to add defendants after discovering their identity from social security records that plaintiffs themselves had supplied to the court.