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Ransom v. Martinez

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


March 11, 2010

BRYAN E. RANSOM, PLAINTIFF,
v.
J. MARTINEZ, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dennis L. Beck United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO MODIFY SCHEDULING ORDER

(Doc. 31)

Deadline to Amend Pleadings - 06/07/2010

Discovery Cut-Off Date - 08/09/2010

Dispositive Motion Deadline - 10/18/2010

Dated: March 11, 2010

Plaintiff Bryan E. Ransom ("Plaintiff") is a prisoner in the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Plaintiff is proceeding pro se and in forma in this civil rights action. This action is proceeding against Defendants Jung-Hernandez, Mendoza, Martinez, Wilson, Morales, Price, Melo, and Masiel.

Pending before the Court is Plaintiff's motion to modify the scheduling order. Plaintiff has Hepatitis C, and underwent a 12-month treatment which left him in debilitating pain in his joints. Plaintiff relied on other inmates to assist him in writing, but has not been successful in obtaining further staff or prisoner assistance. Plaintiff recently completed treatment, and is slowly regaining sufficient ability to use his hands and write. Plaintiff requests a sixty day extension of time for the deadlines in the scheduling order. Defendants filed a statement of non-opposition.

Requests to modify the scheduling order are governed by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 16(b). Plaintiff has demonstrated good cause for his request. Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that the Court's October 7, 2009 scheduling order is modified as follows: the deadline to amend pleadings is June 7, 2010; the discovery cut-off date is August 9, 2010; and the dispositive motion deadline is October 18, 2010.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

20100311

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