Leskinen v. The United States Department of Agriculture et al

Filing 33

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Kendall J. Newman on 10/3/2018 IT IS SO ORDERED Because Plaintiff's Motion 29 seeks to enlarge the scope of the claims against the Secretary in the operative Complaint, continuing the Secretary's response to the Complaint until 21 days after the Court resolves Plaintiff's Motion will promote efficiency and conserve resources. (Reader, L)

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1 LAURA LESKINEN, IN PRO PER PO BOX 6208 2 FOLSOM, CA 95763 1-410-259-6794 3 4 MCGREGOR W. SCOTT United States Attorney 5 JOSEPH B. FRUEH Assistant United States Attorneys 6 501 I Street, Suite 10-100 Sacramento, CA 95814 7 E-mail: joseph.frueh@usdoj.gov Telephone: (916) 554-2702 8 Facsimile: (916) 554-2900 9 Attorneys for Defendant SONNY PERDUE 10 Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture 11 12 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 13 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 14 15 LAURA LESKINEN, Case No. 2:18-cv-00453-TLN-KJN (PS) 16 17 18 Plaintiff, v. SONNY PERDUE, Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, 19 Defendant. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR CONTINUING DEFENDANT SONNY PERDUE’S RESPONSE TO COMPLAINT 1 IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, by and between the parties and subject to Court approval, that 2 Defendant Sonny Perdue’s response to the Complaint shall be filed no later than 21 days from the date 3 of the Court’s Order resolving Plaintiff’s Motion for Reconsideration (ECF No. 29), which Motion is 4 noticed for a hearing on November 1, 2018. This Motion seeks to, among other things, enlarge the 5 scope of the operative Complaint to include a claim under Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 as a 6 companion to Plaintiff’s claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 7 The reasons for this Stipulation are as follows: 8 1. On September 14, 2018, the Court filed an Order (ECF No. 28) adopting the Findings and 9 Recommendations of the Magistrate Judge and dismissing all claims and defendants except Plaintiff’s 10 Title VII claim against Defendant Sonny Perdue, in his official capacity as Secretary of the United 11 States Department of Agriculture. The Order directed the Secretary to respond to the Complaint, as 12 narrowed, within 21 days. 13 2. On September 24, 2018, Plaintiff filed a Motion for Reconsideration (ECF No. 29) of that 14 Order and noticed her Motion for a hearing on November 1, 2018. 15 3. Because Plaintiff’s Motion seeks to enlarge the scope of the claims against the Secretary 16 in the operative Complaint, continuing the Secretary’s response to the Complaint until 21 days after the 17 Court resolves Plaintiff’s Motion will promote efficiency and conserve resources. 18 Dated: [See ECF No. 31] LAURA LESKINEN Plaintiff (Pro Se) 19 20 21 Dated: MCGREGOR W. SCOTT United States Attorney 22 By: 23 24 [See ECF No. 31] JOSEPH B. FRUEH Assistant United States Attorney Attorneys for Defendant SONNY PERDUE, Secretary, U.S. Dep’t of Agriculture 25 26 IT IS SO ORDERED 27 Dated: October 3, 2018 28 30 STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR CONTINUING DEFENDANT SONNY PERDUE’S RESPONSE TO COMPLAINT 1

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