The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jon S. Tigar United States District Judge
ORDER DENYING STIPULATION FOR ORDER CHANGING TIME Re: Dkt. No. 42
Now before the Court is the parties' "Stipulation and Proposed Order Changing Time."
The Court will decline to enter the requested order. 15
The parties' stipulation states that this Court's February 11, 2013 Order vacating the October 7, 2013 trial date rendered the Case Management Order deadlines inapplicable. That is 17 incorrect. The deadlines are not "inapplicable." ECF No. 42 at 2:15. In its Reassignment Order, 18
ECF No. 36, the Court vacated all law and motion hearing dates, the pretrial conference date, and 19 the trial date, but explicitly maintained "[a]ll discovery cutoff dates and other deadlines associated 20 with this case, such as disclosure and expert deadlines." 21
In their Case Management Statement dated February 26, 2013, the parties acknowledged 22 these deadlines and the possibility that they may need to undertake further discovery if their 23 mediation was not successful. They stated, "The parties have exchanged limited written 24 discovery. The parties are mediating this matter on February 27, 2013. If the mediation is not 25 successful, the parties have agreed to exchange broader discovery responses and documents by 26 March 21, 2013. The non-expert discovery cut-off date is June 28, 2013 and expert discovery cut-27 off is August 2, 2013." 28
June 28 is almost sixty days from today's date, and is four months from the date the Case Management Statement was filed. On these facts, the Court does not find good cause to change 2 any of the deadlines set forth in the November 30, 2012 Case Management Order, ECF No. 33, 3 other than the previously-vacated pretrial and trial dates. 4
The Court looks forward to setting a trial date on July 10, 2013. In that regard, the Court 5 notes that the purpose of its February 11, 2013 Order was not to enlarge the deadlines of the cases 6 reassigned to this Court, but to give the Court the flexibility to set particular trial and pre-trial 7 dates as necessary, given that cases were reassigned from numerous other judges. The Court's 8 schedule permitting, the Court anticipates reinstating the trial date in Judge Alsup's prior order, 9 absent a showing of good cause. 10
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