IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 22, 2010
DWAYNE B. BURNS, PLAINTIFF,
KIMPLE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se, brings this civil action. Pending before the court is plaintiff's motion (Doc. 60) for modification of the court's April 22, 2010, scheduling order. Plaintiff seeks an extension of the discovery cut-off date from October 20, 2010, to December 20, 2010. Plaintiff states that, due to his recent incarceration, he has been unable to conduct discovery and otherwise prepare for trial. Defendants oppose the request, arguing that "[p]laintiff's incarceration should not establish good cause to extend discovery. . . ." Given that the District Judge assigned to this case has sua sponte re-set the pre-trial conference and trial dates to January 2012 and April 2012, respectively, the court cannot find any prejudice in granting plaintiff's request for an extension of the discovery cut-off date. Defendants have not outlined any particular prejudice which would result for the requested extension.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's motion (Doc. 60) for modification of the scheduling order is granted;
2. Discovery shall be completed and all motions pertaining to discovery shall be noticed to be heard by December 20, 2010; and
3. Dispositive motions, if any, shall be noticed to be heard by April 20, 2011.
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