The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Ronald M. Whyte
MOTION STIPULATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
(Plaintiffs and Defendants hereinafter referred to collectively as "Parties"), through their respective counsel of record, hereby stipulate as follows:
1. This wage and hour case was filed on December 29, 2009.
2. The first Case Management Conference in this matter was held on July 30, 2010.
3. The Parties agreed to participate in the Court-sponsored mediation program.
4. On August 27, 2010, a neutral mediator was appointed for this case by the Court.
5. However, shortly thereafter, on September 21, 2010, the mediator withdrew. A replacement mediator was not appointed by the Court until on or about February 23, 2011.
6. As result of these events, the Parties have not had the opportunity to explore the settlement of this case through the use of mediation.
7. The Parties have been working together amicably and jointly desire to make all efforts to attempt to resolve this matter through mediation. As part of this joint effort, the Parties have agreed that it would be in their best interests to have a brief extension of time to complete the discovery process and any motions in connection with this matter.
8. The assigned mediator has offered the Parties possible mediation dates in the first and second week of April, 2011.
9. The Parties request only a brief extension of time as it relates to discovery dates, which will not cause prejudice to any party. The only court date that will be impacted by this request is the date to hear dispositive motions, which the parties request be moved by two (2) weeks.
10. As such, the Parties hereby jointly request that the Court extend the time to complete the discovery ...