UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 12, 2008
ANDREWS FARMS, A CALIFORNIA PARTNERSHIP; AND, GREG PALLA, A SOLE PROPRIETOR AND DOING BUSINESS AS GREG PALLA FARMING COMPANY, PLAINTIFFS,
CALCOT, LTD; ROBERT W. NORRIS; EADIE AND PAYNE, LLP; AND DOES 1-50, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lawrence J. O'Neill Judge U.S. District Court
SECOND STIPULATION AND ORDER TO EXTEND TIME FOR PRE-CERTIFICATION DISCOVERY CUT-OFF AND CLASS CERTIFICATION MOTION
For good cause, the parties stipulate to extending the discovery cut-off, the date for the certification motion and responsive pleadings of said motion. The parties have had to continue to meet and confer a number of times to determine the scope of discovery and the documents that would be exchanged. Further, there has been significant effort by the parties to ascertain the identity of and locate documents previously exchanged in the context of prior litigation involving Calcot, Ltd. and Eadie and Payne, LLP. There has been and is anticipated to be voluminous further documents exchanged as a consequence of this ongoing process.
Following completion of written discovery and document exchange, the parties also anticipate necessity of taking limited pre-certification depositions, and the time built into this stipulation and proposed order contemplates that additional discovery as well.
The parties stipulate as follows: (1) discovery cut-off for pre-certification discovery be extended from October 10, 2008 to February 10, 2009; (2) the date Plaintiffs have to file their motion for class certification is moved from October 27, 2008 to March 2, 2009; (3) the date Defendants will file their opposition to the class certification motion is moved from November 24, 2008 to April 2, 2009; (4) the reply to the motion for class certification is moved from December 15, 2008 to April 20, 2009; and (5) the hearing date on Plaintiffs' anticipated motion for certification will be moved from January 6, 2009 to May 4, 2009.
Dated: Nov. 7, 2008
IT IS SO ORDERED:
The dates in the order are firm dates and will not be continued again.
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