Randolph v. Lozovoy et al

Filing 19

ORDER Granting Defendants Lozovoy and Grewal's 18 Request for Extension of Time to File Responsive Pleading, signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 9/28/17. Response Due by 11/1/2017. (Gonzalez, R)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 10 11 COLIN M. RANDOLPH, 12 v. 13 Case No. 1:16-cv-01528-DAD-EPG (PC) Plaintiff, ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS LOZOVOY AND GREWAL’S REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE RESPONSIVE PLEADING 14 R. LOZOVOY, et al., (ECF NO. 18) 15 Defendants. 16 17 18 On September 28, 2017, defendants Lozovoy and Grewal (“Defendants”) filed a request for 19 an extension of time to respond to the complaint. (ECF No. 18). Defendants ask for an additional 20 thirty days, which would make their responsive pleading(s) due on November 1, 2017. (Id. at 1). 21 According to the declaration of Janet Chen (Defendants’ attorney), which was filed along 22 with the request for an extension of time, Janet Chen has not yet received requests for 23 representation from all defendants, and in fact received one request for representation on 24 September 27, 2017. 25 defendants. Additionally, Defendants need additional time due to Janet Chen’s workload in other 26 cases. Janet Chen would like to prepare and file a single response for all 27 The Court notes that it appreciates the demands on Counsel’s time, but cautions that 28 extensions based on demands of other cases are disfavored because Counsel is presumed to have 1 1 2 3 4 5 sufficient resources to address the cases where she serves as counsel. Nevertheless, the Court will grant Defendants’ request for an extension of time, noting that no further extensions will be permitted absent extraordinary circumstances. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that Defendants’ responsive pleading(s) are due on November 1, 2017. 6 7 8 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: September 28, 2017 /s/ 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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