STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR FILING AMENDED COMPLAINT
WHEREAS, Plaintiff filed a complaint in this action on April 25, 2007;
WHEREAS, during the case management conference held on September 19, 2007, the parties discussed and contemplated that Plaintiff would be filing an amended complaint to add claims against the United States pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. § et seq. ("FTCA"), and to substitute in natural persons for DOE defendants when their true indentifies were ascertained;
WHEREAS, Plaintiff filed a FTCA administrative claim with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") agency and the United States Department of Homeland Security, and the claim was denied on October 11, 2007;
WHEREAS, Plaintiff seeks to amend his original complaint to include causes of action against the United States for false arrest and imprisonment and other relevant torts that arise out of the same transactions and occurrences alleged in Plaintiff's original complaint and the denied FTCA administrative claim;
WHEREAS, Plaintiff contends that he has discovered the true identities of DOE 1 and DOE 2 based on Defendant Nancy Alcantar's Initial Disclosures and seeks to substitute John P. Martinez into the action in place of DOE 1 and Defendant Gregory J. Williams in place of DOE 2;
WHEREAS, Plaintiff's filing of an amended complaint in the form of the Amended Complaint attached hereto as Exhibit A will not delay compliance with any of the case management deadlines already ordered by the Court;
WHEREAS, defendants shall have sixty (60) days to respond to Plaintiff's amended complaint from the date of service;
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between the parties hereto through their respective attorneys of records that Plaintiff may, pursuant to Rule 15(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, file an amended complaint in the form of the Amended Complaint attached hereto as Exhibit A.
COBLENTZ, PATCH, DUFFY & BASS, LLP
KATHERINE C. ZARATE, Attorneys for KEVIN REYES, a minor, by and through his father and guardian, NOE REYES
ASSISTANT UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
EDWARD OLSEN, Attorney for ...