IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 20, 2011
DIMAS O'CAMPO, PLAINTIFF,
RAGHBIR SINGH GHOMAN DBA QUIK SHOP 2; GHOMAN'S PROPERTIES, LLC., DEFENDANTS.
Pursuant to the Scheduling Order filed by the undersigned in this case on February 8, 2010, this matter is set for Final Pretrial Conference before the undersigned on January 21, 2011, and for Jury Trial before the assigned district judge on March 29, 2011. Neither plaintiff nor defendant Ghoman*fn1
have filed a pretrial statement. Plaintiff has now filed a motion to amend his complaint and an ex parte motion to continue the Final Pretrial Conference and Jury Trial dates.
The Scheduling Order provides that no further amendments to pleadings are permitted without leave of court, good cause having been shown. In light of the fact that plaintiff's motion to amend is grounded on a recent en banc decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the court will permit plaintiff to proceed with a motion to amend. However, pursuant to Local Rules 230(k) and 302(c)(21), all pretrial motions must be noticed for hearing before the assigned magistrate judge in this case. By this order, the hearing will be re-set before the undersigned.
Plaintiff's ex parte motion to continue dates will be granted in part. The dates for Final Pretrial Conference and Jury Trial will be vacated pending resolution of plaintiff's motion to amend.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. Plaintiff's motion to amend (Doc. No. 19) is re-set for hearing before the undersigned on February 25, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 27, and the hearing noticed before the assigned district judge on the same date and time in Courtroom 2 is vacated.
2. Plaintiff's ex parte motion to continue dates (Doc. No. 20) is granted in part, and the Final Pretrial Conference set for January 21, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. before the undersigned and the Jury Trial set for March 29, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. before the assigned district judge are vacated.