IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO DIVISION
February 26, 2009
STEPHEN WONG, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
STIPULATION AND ORDER TO EXTEND TIME FOR DEFENDANT TO FILE OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF'S OPENING BRIEF
The parties, Plaintiff, STEPHEN WONG , and Defendant, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, through their respective counsel, stipulate that the time for filing defendant's opposition to plaintiff's opening brief be extended from March 5, 2009, to April 4, 2009.
This is defendant's first request for an extension of time to file a response to plaintiff's opening brief. Defendant needs the additional time because the undersigned attorney of record for Defendant, SARAH RYAN, Special Assistant United States Attorney, will be on medical leave beginning February 27, 2009, for surgery and recuperation thereafter. Said attorney will be on medical leave for at least ten days, and the recuperation period is anticipated to be at least four to six weeks, during which said attorney will attempt to work a reduced workload. Therefore, Defendant requests that a first extension of thirty days until April 4, 2009, be granted for Defendant to file his response and supporting authority, and that all other deadlines be extended according to the Court's scheduling order.
Respectfully submitted, Dated: February 25, 2009. Bess M. Brewer (As authorized by email) SHANNY J. LEE Attorney for Plaintiff
Dated: February 25, 2009. LAWRENCE G. BROWN Acting United States Attorney LUCILLE GONZALES MEIS Regional Chief Counsel, Region IX Social Security Administration SARAH RYAN Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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