August 13, 2013
JASPER ABBATELLO, Plaintiff,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
Steven G. Rosales, Attorney at Law: 222224, Law Offices of Lawrence D. Rohlfing, Santa Fe Springs, CA, Attorneys for Plaintiff JASPER ABBATELLO.
BENJAMIN WAGNER, United States Attorney.
Carolyn B. Chen, Special Assistant United States Attorney, Attorney for Defendant.
STIPULATION TO EXTEND BRIEFING SCHEDULE; ORDER THEREON
SANDRA M. SNYDER, Magistrate Judge.
TO THE HONORABLE SANDRA M. SNYDER, MAGISTRATE JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT:
Plaintiff Jasper Abbatello ("Plaintiff") and defendant Michael Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security ("Defendant"), through their undersigned counsel of record, hereby stipulate, subject to the approval of the Court, to extend the time for Plaintiff to file Plaintiff's Opening Brief to September 11, 2013; and that Defendant shall have until October 11, 2013, to file his opposition, if any is forthcoming. Any reply by plaintiff will be due October 28, 2013.
An extension of time for plaintiff is needed due to a serious illness in Counsel's family. Counsel Spouse receives chemotherapy treatment for her Stage IV breast cancer which metastasized initially to her liver and continues to spread to her lungs and spine. Counsel requires the additional time to file the Opening Brief to allow him to devote the appropriate time to assist his Spouse and his two kindergarten and pre-school aged children through this obviously stressful experience. Counsel sincerely apologizes to the court for any inconvenience this may have had upon it or its staff.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff may have an extension of time, to and including September 11, 2013, in which to file Plaintiff's Opening Brief; Defendant may have an extension of time to October 11, 2013 to consider the contentions raised in Plaintiff's Opening Brief, and file any opposition if necessary. Any reply by plaintiff will be due October 28, 2013.
IT IS SO ORDERED.