IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 17, 2009
JASON CAMPBELL, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS, LLP, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gregory G. Hollows U.S. Magistrate Judge
Presently before the court is defendant's ex parte application for order shortening time to hear its motion to compel depositions of absent class members.*fn1 Plaintiffs have filed an opposition.
Defendant proposes a briefing schedule for its motion to compel, requiring a joint statement on February 17, 2009, and a hearing date of February 19, 2009. At the time of the instant order, the district court had not yet ruled on defendant's separate ex parte application to extend the discovery cutoff, which is currently February 20, 2009. Because it would be impossible to approve defendant's proposed schedule and comply with the current discovery deadline, defendant's ex parte application for order shortening time, (docket #s 358, 359), is denied without prejudice to its renewal if the district court approves the proposed extension of the discovery deadline.*fn2
IT IS SO ORDERED.