The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jennifer L. Thurston United States Magistrate Judge
BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney ALYSON A. BERG Assistant United States Attorney United States Courthouse 2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4401 Fresno, California 93721 Telephone: (559) 497-4000 Facsimile: (559) 497-4099 Attorneys for Federal Defendants
STATEMENT OF NON-OPPOSITION TO MOTION FOR LEAVE TO AMEND AND AGREEMENT TO ALLOW DEFENDANTS TO FILE RESPONSIVE PLEADINGS AND/OR MOTIONS; ORDER [E.D.L.R. 230]
Pursuant to Eastern District Local Rule 230(c), Defendants United States of America and J. P. Norris ("the Federal Defendants"), and Defendants Kern County Department of Parks and Recreation, and William Strawter ("State Defendants") hereby notify Plaintiffs Michael Shofner and Ganean Marie Paraja ("Plaintiffs") of their Non-Opposition to the Motion for Leave to Amend currently set for hearing on August 10, 2012. (Docket No. 20).
Additionally, the Defendants and Plaintiffs stipulate, by and through the undersigned counsel, that the time for all Defendants to respond to the Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint will be to and including September 5, 2012. This stipulation is based on good cause, which includes the need for all Defendants to review the allegations in the First Amended Complaint and respond accordingly. Defendants and Plaintiffs agree that this short extension of time for the Defendants to respond will not cause any prejudice to the parties. The parties request the court to endorse this stipulation by way of formal order.
Based upon the stipulation of the parties, the Court ORDERS:
1. Plaintiffs are granted leave to file their first amended complaint no later than August 10, 2012;
2. Defendants are granted until September 5, 2012 to file their responsive pleadings;
3. The hearing on the motion to file an amended complaint, set for August 10, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., is VACATED.
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