The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Honorable Thelton E. Henderson
JOINT STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER FOR EXTENSION OF CLASS CERTIFICATION DEADLINE
Expedited Treatment Requested
Pursuant to Civil Local Rules 6-2 and 7-12, plaintiffs Ana Ramirez, Ismael Ramirez, and Jorge Salazar and defendant GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc. (collectively, the "Parties") hereby respectfully request that this Court extend Plaintiffs' deadline to file their class certification motion for 60 days until September 18, 2009.
In support of this Motion, the Parties represent that they have agreed to pursue the possible settlement of this matter with the assistance of a mediator and that they are in the process of scheduling a mediation session to be held in August 2009. A brief extension of time for the filing of Plaintiffs' class certification motion is in the interests of the efficient administration of justice as it may avoid unnecessary costs of litigation and burdens on the Court, and will permit the Parties to focus their efforts on seeking a potential resolution of this matter.
The Parties seek expedited treatment of this motion in order to avoid additional time and costs associated with meeting the current deadline for the motion for class certification including, without limitation, substantial expert costs.
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