UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 21, 2010
COUNCIL FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT RELIABILITY, A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, PLAINTIFF,
KEN SALAZAR, AS SECRETARY OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR; UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE; SAM HAMILTON, AS DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Oliver W. Wanger United States District Judge
[Assigned to Hon. Oliver W. Wanger -- Dept. 3]
STIPULATION AND ORDER EXTENDING TIME TO NOTIFY THE COURT REGARDING SETTLEMENT [Joint Report Re Settlement of Attorney Fees and Costs filed concurrently herewith]
Interior; REN LOHOEFENER, as Regional Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Southwest Region, United States Department of the Interior, Defendants.
WHEREAS, on April 21, 2010, this Court issued an order requiring that the parties notify the Court of whether they have reached a settlement as to the payment of CESAR's attorney's fees and costs within 60 days of Defendants receiving CESAR's itemization of them;
WHEREAS, Defendants received CESAR's itemization of proposed fees and costs on May 21, 2010, requiring the parties to notify the Court no later than July 20, 2010;
WHEREAS, settlement negotiations are ongoing and the parties need an extension of time to further negotiate a settlement; and
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, and agreed to by and between CESAR and Ken Salazar, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Service, Sam Hamilton, and Ren Lohoefener ("Defendants") that the time to notify the Court of whether the parties have reached a settlement as to the payment of CESAR's attorney's fees and costs by Defendants is extended to August 3, 2010. If a settlement cannot be reached, pursuant to the April 21 order CESAR's fee motion would be due within 30 days, September 2, 2010.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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