The opinion of the court was delivered by: Susan Illston United States District Court Judge
DEFENDANT'S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO CONTINUE PRE-TRIAL AND TRIAL DATES AND [PROPOSED] ORDER
Defendant moves this Court to continue the pre-trial and trial dates currently set for July 22, 2008 at 3:30 p.m., and August 11, 2008 at 8:30 a.m., respectively. Defendant requests that the pre-trial date be continued to September 30, 2008, and the trial date be continued to October 20, 2008.
The continuance is needed because counsel for the defendant has been assigned to try a case on August 11, 2008 before United States District Court Judge Jeffrey S. White. The trial is estimated to last approximately two weeks.
Defendant's counsel proposed the requested two month extension to plaintiff on April 18, 2008, but was unable to obtain plaintiff's agreement. (See Decl. of Jennifer S Wang In Support of Administrative Motion to Continue Pre-Trial and Trial Dates ¶ 3).
The parties have previously stipulated to extend the deadline for expert disclosure from May 1, 2008 to May 21, 2008, and the deadline for expert discovery from May 30, 2008 to June 30, 2008. The deadline for filing dispositive motions is May 23, 2008. Defendant does not seek an extension on the deadline for filing dispositive motions. No previous extension of the pre-trial or trial dates has been requested.
For the above mentioned reasons, the defendant requests the Court to continue the pre-trial date to September 30, 2008, and the trial date to October 20, 2008.
Respectfully submitted, JOSEPH P. RUSSONIELLO United States Attorney
JENNIFER S WANG Assistant United States Attorney
The Court, having considered the briefing regarding defendant's administrative motion to continue the pre-trial and trial date in the above-captioned case,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the pre-trial and trial dates are continued as follows:
1. The pre-trial date is continued from July 22, 2008 to September 30, 2008, at 3:30 7 p.m.; and
2. The trial date is continued from August 11, 2008 to October 20, ...