UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO DIVISION
February 26, 2009
JEAN M. BELMONT, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge
STIPULATION AND ORDER TO EXTEND TIME FOR DEFENDANT TO FILE OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFF'S OPENING BRIEF
The parties, Plaintiff, JEAN M. BELMONT, 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 21, 2009, to April 20, 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 attempt a reduced workload during her recuperation period, which is anticipated to be at least four to six weeks. An extension of the briefing deadline until April 20, 2009, will help said attorney meet her anticipated reduced workload goals. Therefore, Defendant requests that a first extension of thirty days until April 20, 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.
Dated: February 25, 2009
Shanny J. Lee (As authorized by email) SHANNY J. LEE Attorney for Plaintiff
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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