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FN:1. Ebeid’s original complaint and his First Amended Complaint were filed under seal. The district court unsealed the First Amended Complaint when the government elected not to intervene. Lungwitz answered, raising a Rule 12(b)(6) defense, among others. Ebeid moved to file a Second Amended Complaint, and the district court granted the motion without opposition. In a later Scheduling Order, the district court instructed the parties that further amended complaints should not be filed. The district court eventually granted Lungwitz’s motion to dismiss the Second Amended Complaint for failing to meet the pleading standard of Rule 9(b).

FN:2. The district court’s order did not specify whether it dismissed the Second Amended Complaint with prejudice. After the Second Amended Complaint was filed, the district court notified the parties in its Scheduling Order that further amended complaints should not be filed. In addition, on appeal Ebeid does not challenge that order or seek leave to amend; instead he requests only reinstatement of the Second Amended Complaint. As we explain below, the Second Amended Complaint does not state a claim on which relief can be granted, and it would be futile to remand for its reinstatement. Thus, we construe the order as dismissal with prejudice.

 
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