The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
STIPULATION AND REQUEST TO CONTINUE DATES REGARDING DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT; ORDER ADOPTING STIPULATION
Defendant the Central Intelligence Agency and Plaintiff Nancy LeRoy, through their respective counsel, hereby enter into this stipulation and request the Court to continue the dates regarding Defendant's motion for summary judgment.
1. Yoshinori H. T. Himel is the Assistant United States Attorney assigned to represent Defendant in this matter.
2. On October 19, 2009, the parties submitted a Joint Status Report wherein the parties stipulated that Defendant's response to Plaintiff's complaint would be due on or before December 16, 2009, and that the response would be by way of a motion for summary judgment pursuant to Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
3. On October 23, 2009, the Court adopted the parties' proposed schedule in its Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Order wherein the Court ordered that Defendant shall file a motion for summary judgment on or before December 16, 2009; Plaintiff shall file an opposition on or before January 13, 2010; Defendant shall file a reply on or before January 27, 2010, and the matter would be scheduled for hearing before this Court on February 22, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
4. Mr. Himel has been out of the office sick from approximately December 7, 2009, and his return to the office is presently unknown. Mr. Himel is the only attorney in the United States Attorney's Office who as worked on the case and has knowledge of the facts and issues related to Defendant's anticipated motion for summary judgment.
5. Because of Mr. Himel's absence, it is in the interests of justice and the expeditious resolution of this case to continue the dates regarding Defendant's motion for summary judgment thirty days.
Based on the foregoing, the parties hereby stipulate and request the Court to continue the dates regarding Defendant's motion for summary judgment as follows:
1. Defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be due on or before January 15, 2010;
2. Plaintiff's opposition to the motion for summary judgment shall be due on or before February 12, 2010;
3. Defendant's reply to the opposition shall be due on or before February 26, 2010; and
4. The hearing on the motion shall be set on the Court's calendar for March ...