UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO DIVISION
March 6, 2012
JEFFREY EUGENE SMALLING, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Barbara A. McAuliffe United States Magistrate Judge
STIPULATION AND ) ORDER FOR EXTENSION
The parties hereby stipulate by counsel, with the Court's approval as indicated by issuance of the attached Order, that the respondent Commissioner of Social Security shall have a FIRST extension of time of 30 days to respond to Appellant's Opening Brief [Docket No. 14].
This case was recently reassigned to new counsel upon short notice that prior counsel departed from the office. The extension will provide the Commissioner's new counsel with additional time to review the case and draft a responsive pleading. The current due date was February 22, 2012. The new due date will be March 23, 2012.
Respectfully submitted, Date: March 6, 2012 Christenson Law Firm BY: /s/ Francesco P. Benavides for Robert Christenson* ROBERT DECKER CHRSTENSON Attorney for Plaintiff/Appellant [*authorized by phone on March 6, 2012] Date: March 6, 2012 BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney DONNA L. CALVERT Acting Regional Chief Counsel, Region IX Social Security Administration BY: /s/ Francesco P. Benavides_ FRANCESCO P. BENAVIDES Special Assistant United States Attorney Attorneys for Defendant
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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