UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 6, 2012
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sheila K. Oberto United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER EXTENDING BRIEFING
SCHEDULING FOR THE OPPOSITION
AND REPLY BRIEFS AND REMINDING
COUNSEL TO FILE TIMELY BRIEFS
On December 22, 2011, the Court approved the second stipulation to extend briefing schedule. (Doc. 15.) Pursuant to the stipulated agreement between the parties and the Court's order, Plaintiff was to file his opening brief on or before December 30, 2011, the Commissioner's opposition brief was due on or before January 30, 2012, and Plaintiff's optional reply brief was to be filed on or before February 13, 2012. (Doc. 15, p. 3.) Plaintiff's opening brief was untimely filed on January 5, 2012. (Doc. 16.)
The Court is aware of the concerns currently facing Plaintiff's counsel, Steven G. Rosales, and thus accepts the late filing. The Court will accordingly extend the date for filing the Commissioner's opposition brief until February 6, 2012; Plaintiff may file an optional reply brief on or before February 21, 2012.
Plaintiff's counsel is reminded that he should seek leave of the Court for either an extension of time, or for permission, to file an untimely pleading.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The Commissioner shall file a responsive brief on or before February 6, 2012; and
3. Plaintiff may file an optional reply brief on or before February 21, 2012.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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