UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 11, 2011
STAN P. HARRIS,
MICHAEL ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER VACATING ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
ORDER RE STIPULATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
On April 4, 2011, the Court issued an order to show cause why sanctions should not be imposed for Defendant's failure to file an opposition to Plaintiff's opening brief by March 25, 2011. (Doc. 18.)
On April 7, 2011, Defendant filed a response to the order to show cause. Defendant's counsel explained that missing the filing deadline was not purposeful but was the result of an oversight and a calendaring error. Counsel indicated also that the calendaring error "was due to the volume of work assigned . . .." (Doc. 19 at 2.) Defendant's counsel noted the parties would be filing a stipulation to extend the deadline for filing an opposition to no later than April 9, 2011. (Doc. 19 at 2; see also Doc. 20.)
Based on the foregoing, it appears that Defendant's failure to file an opposition brief was inadvertent. Accordingly, the order to show cause is hereby DISCHARGED. Defendant's request for an extension of time is GRANTED. Defendant shall file and serve the opposition brief no later than April 9, 2011. Plaintiff's reply, if any, shall be due in accordance with the scheduling order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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