IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
April 16, 2012
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING EXTENSION OF TIME FOR DEFENDANT TO FILE MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT DEADLINE: MAY 16, 2012 (Doc. 49.)
Plaintiff, Jawwaad Hasan, is a prisoner proceeding pro se in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. On April 13, 2012, defendant Johnson (Defendant) filed a motion for extension of the deadline to file pretrial dispositive motions, pursuant to the Court's order of February 28, 2012. (Doc. 49.)
Defendant maintains that due to a family emergency, his counsel took a leave of absence, and new counsel, Deputy Attorney General Gregory G. Gomez, was assigned to this case. (Declaration of Gregory G. Gomez, Doc. 49 at ¶2.) Defendant's new counsel requires additional time to review the case before filing a motion for summary judgment. Id. Good cause appearing, the Court shall grant Defendant an extension of time in which to file a motion for summary judgment.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant is GRANTED an extension of time until May 16, 2012 in which to file a motion for summary judgment.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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