IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 12, 2011
DAVID E. EDWARDS,
CSP SOLANO, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Pursuant to the written consent of all parties, this case is before the undersigned as the presiding judge for all purposes, including entry of final judgment. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(c).
On April 22, 2010, the court issued a scheduling order wherein a discovery deadline was set for August 9, 2010. The scheduling order also set a deadline for dispositive motions to be filed within 90 days after the discovery cut-off date. On September 15, 2010, the court granted plaintiff's request for an extension of time to complete discovery, resetting the discovery cut-off date to October 8, 2010. No further request for extending the discovery deadline was filed.
On January 19, 2011, over a month after the dispositive motion
deadline had passed, the court issued an order requiring status
reports and inquired whether this matter was ready to be set for
trial. The parties have filed the required status reports, both sides
requesting additional time to file the dispositive motions*fn1
and defendants requesting additional time to complete
No reason has been provided by either side as to why discovery was not completed by the extended deadline, nor why dispositive motions were not filed. Therefore, no good cause has been shown for extending the discovery deadline again. The court finds the parties have had sufficient time to complete the discovery in this matter, and as no motion for extending the deadline was filed, the court declines to extended that deadline at this time. However, the court will grant a short extension of time to file dispositive motions. The parties had requested an additional 60 to 90 days to file dispositive motions. Given the amount of time that has now passed, the court will authorize an additional 45 days for any dispositive motion to be filed. As plaintiff has already filed his motion for summary judgment, if defendants intend to file a cross-motion for summary judgment, they may do so within 45 days of the date of this order. Plaintiff's response to the cross-motion for summary judgment shall be filed within 30 days thereafter.
According, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The court declines to extend the discovery cut-off date in this matter;
2. Any dispositive motions, including a cross-motion for summary judgment, shall be filed within 45 days of the date of this order;
3. Any response to the cross-motion for summary judgment shall be filed within 30 days thereafter; and
4. Upon resolution of the motions for summary judgment, the parties will be required to submit new status reports and another scheduling order will issue setting a trial date, if appropriate.