The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Anthony W. Ishii
SECOND AMENDED STIPULATION AND ORDER REGARDING TIME FOR DISPOSITIVE MOTIONS CONTINUING PRETRIAL AND TRIAL DATES TO THE CLERK OF THE ABOVE-ENTITLED COURT AND TO ALL PARTIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNSEL OF RECORD: 1 1:11 CV 01531 AWI DLB SECOND AMENDED STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER
WHEREAS, on or about October 20, 2012, at the deposition of non-party witness Paul 2 Sayavong, counsel for FARMERS NEW WORLD LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY 3 ("FNWL") initiated "meet and confer" proceedings with plaintiffs' counsel believing that this 4 case is amendable to summary judgment; 5
WHEREAS, at the conclusion of the first session of the deposition of plaintiff 6 BOUALAI VONGPHACHANH on October 10, 2012, counsel for defendant FNWL 7 informed plaintiffs' counsel of his thinking that this case was now amendable to disposition 8 by way of a motion for summary judgment, pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 9 Rule 56, et seq., and that therefore the parties had to meet and confer in order to prepare a Joint Separate Statement of Undisputed Facts as required by this Court's Rule 16 Scheduling Order ; and
WHEREAS, at the conclusion of the Saturday, October 20, 2012, deposition of non-party witness Paul Sayavong, counsel for defendant FNWL renewed his effort to meet and confer with plaintiffs' counsel in the preparation of a Joint Separate Statement of Undisputed Facts;
WHEREAS, counsel for plaintiffs informed counsel for defendant FNWL that in light of testimony offered by non-party witness Paul Sayavong, he needed additional time to seek production of previously unknown documents, and that pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 56(d), he would ask this Court for additional time to conduct discovery;
WHEREAS, on October 30, 2012, the parties filed a Stipulation and [Proposed] Order Regarding Time for Dispositive Motions, and on October 30, 2012, Judge Dennis L. Beck signed the Order. However, the agreement to extend the November 2, 2012 deadline to designate expert witnesses was erroneously omitted. Accordingly this Stipulation is amended to also include this extended deadline.
WHEREAS, in order to avoid motion practice on plaintiffs' counsel's desire for additional time to conduct sufficient discovery in order to respond appropriately to defendant FNWL's contemplated motion for summary judgment, counsel for defendant FNWL agreed with plaintiffs' counsel to extend the deadlines to (1) conclude non-expert discovery; (2) 2 conduct expert discovery; (3) file and hear dispositive motions; and (4) designate experts; as 3 well as (5) continue the Mandatory Scheduling Conference, (6) the Pretrial Conference, and 4 (7) the Trial date, as follows: 5
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by and between plaintiffs FRISCO HONNEVK and 6 BOUALAI VONGPHACHANH, on the one hand, and defendant FARMERS NEW WORLD 7 LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, on the other, by and through their respective counsel of 8 record, that: 9
(1) The present non-expert discovery cut off shall be continued from November 2, 2012, to December 17, 2012;
(2) The present deadline for expert designation shall be continued from November 2, 2012, to January 12, 2013;
(3) The present cut off date for filing dispositive motions shall be continued from November 2, 2012, to February 8, 2013;
(4) The present cut off date for hearing dispositive motions shall be continued from December ...