The opinion of the court was delivered by: Oliver W. Wanger United States District Judge
DEFENDANTS' UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO
Defendants, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, et al. ("FEMA"), respectfully request leave to file a 16-page reply brief in support of their Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (Dkt. 121). FEMA's reply is due February 7, 2011. Counsel for Plaintiffs has informed the undersigned that Plaintiffs do not oppose this motion. As demonstrated below, good cause exists for granting FEMA leave to file a reply brief not to exceed16 pages.
1. The Court's Standing Order in all civil cases provides that "all moving and opposition briefs or legal memorandum in civil cases shall not exceed 25 pages. Reply briefs filed by moving parties shall not exceed 10 pages."
Defs.' Unopposed Mot. to Case No. 1:09-cv-2024-OWW-GSA
2. By Order dated November 19, 2010 (Dkt. 128), the Court approved the parties'
Stipulation and granting FEMA leave to file a 36-page memorandum in support of its Motion for Partial Summary Judgment and granting Plaintiffs leave to file an opposition brief not to exceed 40 pages. The parties sought leave to exceed the page limits due to the number and complexity of the issues raised by FEMA's Motion. See Dkt. 127.
3. On January 31, 2011, Plaintiffs filed a 40-page Opposition to FEMA's Motion for
Partial Summary Judgment. Given the number of issues raised in Plaintiffs' Opposition brief, good cause exists for granting FEMA leave to file a reply not to exceed 16 pages.
For the foregoing reasons, FEMA's Unopposed Motion for Leave to Exceed Page Limit for its reply brief, such that FEMA may file a reply not to exceed 16 pages, should be granted.
IGNACIA S. MORENO Assistant Attorney General OF COUNSEL: /s/ Kevin W. McArdle KEVIN W. McARDLE, BARBARA MONTOYA Trial Attorney, DC Bar # 454569 Dep. Assoc. Chief Counsel Kevin.McArdle@usdoj.gov Federal Insurance and Mitigation United States Department of Justice Federal Emergency Management Agency Environment & Natural Resources Division U.S. Department of Homeland Security Wildlife and Marine Resources Section 1800 S. Bell Street, Rm 730 Benjamin Franklin Station, P.O. Box 7369 ...