UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 24, 2009
SEAN S. MAY, M.D. PLAINTIFF,
UNUMPROVIDENT CORPORATION, THE PAUL REVERE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY AND UNUM GROUP, INCLUSIVE, DEFENDANTS.
STIPULATION TO EXTEND RESPONSIVE PLEADING DEADLINE AND TO CONTINUE CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE; [PROPOSED] ORDER
The parties, plaintiff Sean S. May, M.D. and defendants Unum Group (formerly known as UnumProvident Corporation), and The Paul Revere Life Insurance Company are in the process of discussing settlement, which may include setting an early mediation within the next 60 days. Accordingly, the parties, through their respective attorneys, respectfully request that the court approve this stipulation and extend defendants' responsive pleading deadline and the initial case management conference by 60 days.
Pursuant to Northern District Local Rule 6-1(a), the parties, hereby stipulate that defendants shall have an extension to respond to the complaint from November 23, 2009 to and including January 22, 2010.
The parties further stipulate to continue the Case Management Conference presently scheduled for December 17, 2009 to February 11, 2010.
Good cause exists for the parties' stipulation and proposed order insofar the continued dates will promote the public policy of encouraging parties to explore early resolution of litigation.
IT IS SO STIPULATED.
IT IS SO ORDERED that defendants shall have an extension to respond to the complaint from November 23, 2009 to and including January 22, 2010. It is further ordered that the Case Management Conference is continued from December 17, 2009 to February 11, 2010.
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