TO ALLOW PLAINTIFFS TO FILE A SUPPLEMENTAL REPLY IN
SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT
ORDER GRANTING CONTINUANCE
On January 7, 2011, Plaintiffs Larry Brantley and Ellen Brantley ("Plaintiffs") filed a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment 16 against Defendants Modo Realty, Inc., Royal Crown Mortgage, and ("Mot."). The hearing on the Motion was scheduled for February 11, 178 ("Opp'n"). Plaintiffs immediately filed a two-page "Reply to
In their Reply, Plaintiffs note that Defendants filed their Opposition only fourteen days before the date of the hearing 24 instead of the twenty-one days before the date of the hearing 25 required by Civil Local Rule 7-3. Reply at 2. The date on which Defendants filed their Opposition was in fact the same date on 27 which, according to Civil Local Rule 7-3, Plaintiffs were required 28 to file their Reply. Plaintiffs therefore did not have sufficient
Sergei Klyazmin (collectively, "Defendants"). ECF No. 168 2011. Defendants filed an Opposition on January 28, 2011. ECF No.
Late Filing of [Defendants'] Opposition." ECF No. 186 ("Reply").
time to consider the Opposition before entering their Reply.
Plaintiffs ask the Court to disregard Defendants' Opposition
3 and grant Plaintiffs' Motion due to Defendants' tardy filing.
While the Court does not condone violations of the Civil Local Rules, it finds that the interests of justice would not be served 6 by granting Plaintiffs' Motion due to Defendants' filing error.
Rather, the Court finds it appropriate to grant a fifteen-day 8 continuance to allow Plaintiffs to file a supplemental reply to Defendants' Opposition if they so desire. The Court also puts
Defendants on notice that further violations of the Civil Local Rules will not be tolerated. 12
Accordingly, the Court GRANTS Plaintiffs a fifteen-day
13 continuance to file a supplemental reply to Defendants' Opposition. Plaintiffs shall have until midnight on March 30, 2011 to file a 15 supplemental reply if they so desire. 16 17
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