Fields v. Junious et al

Filing 48

ORDER GRANTING Defendants' 45 Motion for Modification of Schedule signed by Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Beck on 11/9/2011. Dispositive Motion Deadline: November 18, 2011. (Sant Agata, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 KEVIN E. FIELDS, 9 10 11 12 13 CASE NO. 1:09-CV-01771-AWI-DLB PC Plaintiff, ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR MODIFICATION OF SCHEDULE v. MAURICE JUNIOUS, et al., (DOC. 45) Defendants. Dispositive Motion Deadline: November 18, 2011 / 14 15 Plaintiff Kevin E. Fields (“Plaintiff”) is a prisoner in the custody of the California 16 Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”). Plaintiff is proceeding pro se and in 17 forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action is proceeding 18 on Plaintiff’s complaint, filed October 8, 2009, against Defendants K. Foley, D. B. Hernandez, R. 19 Magvas, S. Marsh, L. Molina, and J. Tucker for violation of the Eighth Amendment. Pending 20 before the Court is Defendants’ motion to modify the schedule, filed September 16, 2011. Doc. 21 45. The matter is submitted pursuant to Local Rule 230(l). 22 The decision to modify a scheduling order is within the broad discretion of the district 23 court. Johnson v. Mammoth Recreations, Inc., 975 F.2d 604, 607 (9th Cir. 1992) (quoting Miller 24 v. Safeco Title Ins. Co., 758 F.2d 364, 369 (9th Cir. 1985)). Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil 25 Procedure 16, a pretrial scheduling order “shall not be modified except upon a showing of good 26 cause,” and leave of court. Fed. R. Civ. P. 16(b)(4); Zivkovic v. S. Cal. Edison Co., 302 F.3d 27 1080, 1087-88 (9th Cir. 2002). Although “the existence or degree of prejudice to the party 28 opposing the modification might supply additional reasons to deny a motion, the focus of the 1 1 2 inquiry is upon the moving party’s reasons for seeking modification.” Johnson, 975 F.2d at 609. Defendants seek a modification of the dispositive motion deadline from September 16, 3 2011 to November 18, 2011. Defendants request additional time to complete document analysis 4 of several records at Corcoran State Prison pertaining to Plaintiff’s claim. Good cause appearing, 5 it is HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants’ motion for modification of the schedule, filed 6 September 16, 2011, is granted. The dispositive motion deadline is November 18, 2011. 7 8 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: 3b142a November 9, 2011 /s/ Dennis L. Beck UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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