UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 5, 2009
LUELLAR JOHNSON; DORONICA JOHNSON; JONATHAN CHAPPELL, A MINOR, BY AND THROUGH HIS GUARDIAN AD LITEM; AND ALEXANDRA DORRIS, A MINOR, BY AND THROUGH HER GUARDIAN AD LITEM, PLAINTIFFS,
STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (HIGH DESERT STATE PRISON),*FN1 DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
On December 26, 2008, Defendant filed an ex parte request which effectively seeks to continue the last law and motion hearing date prescribed in the Rule 16 scheduling order. Plaintiff filed an objection to the request on December 26, 2008.
The essence of Defendant's argument is that its counsel did not prepare a motion which could be timely noticed for hearing on the last prescribed law and motion hearing date because counsel worked on other cases and was not in his office on certain days.
However, Defendant fails to show good cause exists justifying the modification of Rule 16 scheduling order it seeks. Therefore, the request is denied.
IT IS SO ORDERED.