The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lawrence J. O'Neill United States District Judge
STIPULATION REGARDING EXPERT DISCLOSURES; ORDER
Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 26(a)(2), the parties stipulate to an extension of the deadline regarding expert disclosures. Disclosures are due on July 17, 2012. (Dkt. No. 129.) This deadline was previously extended because of the need to extend fact discovery. (Id.)
A short extension of time is necessary for the disclosures for a correctional expert Plaintiffs intend to call at trial. The correctional expert has recently experienced a death in the family. Since then, Plaintiffs' contact with the expert has been extremely limited, and Plaintiffs do not currently know the expert's availability, or whether he is able to devote sufficient time to the disclosures before they are due on the 17th. At the same time, Plaintiffs' opposition to Defendants' summary judgment motion is due August 3, 2012. (Dkt. No. 151.) So as not to interfere with that calendar item, and to minimize prejudice to Defendants, Plaintiffs request that the disclosure deadline for their correctional expert be extended until August 3. Plaintiffs believe their expert should be able to complete disclosures by August 3.
Therefore, the parties stipulate that the disclosures for Plaintiffs' correctional expert will be due on August 3. This stipulation does not affect the disclosure date for any other experts subject to a disclosure obligation.
Date: July 13, 2012 BINGHAM MCCUTCHEN LLP By: /s/ Manu Pradhan Attorneys for Plaintiffs Date: July 13, 2012 ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA By: /s/ Kelli M. Hammond Attorney for Defendants
GOOD CAUSE showing, IT IS SO ORDERED that the parties' stipulation regarding expert disclosures is approved. The disclosures for Plaintiffs' correctional expert shall occur on or before August 3, 2012. All other disclosures shall occur on or before July 17, 2012, consistent with this Court's prior order (Dkt. No. 129).
DATE: _______________, 2012 By: Judge, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
The signatories to this document are myself and Kelli Hammond, and I have obtained Ms. Hammond's concurrence to sign this document on her behalf.
DATED: July 13, 2012 BINGHAM McCUTCHEN LLP By: /s/ Manu Pradhan Attorneys for Plaintiffs
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