December 31, 2013
MARIA M. RAMIREZ, Plaintiff,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant.
BOBBIE J. MONTOYA, Assistant United States Attorney, DONNA L. CALVERT, Social Security Administration, SUSAN L. SMITH, Special Assistant United States Attorney, BENJAMIN B. WAGNER United States Attorney, San Francisco, California, Of Counsel Tina Saladino, Assistant Regional Counsel, Social Security Adminstration, Attorneys for Defendant.
KELSEY MACKENZIE BROWN, Dellert Baird Law Office, PLLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff.
STIPULATION AND ORDER TO EXTEND BRIEFING SCHEDULE
GARY S. AUSTIN, Magistrate Judge.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED by the parties, through their undersigned attorneys, that Defendant shall have a first extension of time of fourteen (14) days, from December 23, 2013 to January 6, 2013, to file her response to Plaintiff's opening brief. This is Defendant's first request for an extension.
Defense counsel mistakenly overlooked the fact that Plaintiff filed her brief eight days early, thereby adjusting the briefing schedule. Moreover, notwithstanding the return of all attorneys subsequent the September 2013 furlough, the Office of the General Counsel for the Social Security Administration has a substantial backlog of work as a result of the lapse in appropriations. The Office of the General Counsel is working diligently to prioritize and work through this backlog as efficiently as possible. As such, the Acting Commissioner requests a 14-day extension of time for filing the Commissioner's brief, with all other dates in the Court's CMO to be extended accordingly.
Pursuant to the above stipulation, Defendant's Opposition shall be filed no later than January 6, 2014. All other deadlines outlined in this Court's scheduling order shall be modified accordingly.
IT IS SO ORDERED.