Puckett v. County of Sacramento et al

Filing 131

ORDER signed by Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes on 3/26/2024 CONTINUING the hearing for the 56 Motion to Compel to 5/3/2024 at 10:00 AM in Courtroom 27 (DB) before Magistrate Judge Deborah Barnes, and parties shall file either a withdrawal of the Motion to Compel or an updated Joint Statement re Discovery disagreement by 4/26/24. (Woodson, A)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 12 JEREMY PHILLIP PUCKETT, 13 14 15 16 No. 2:22-cv-0350 KJM DB Plaintiff, v. ORDER COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO, et al., Defendants. 17 18 On December 8, 2023, plaintiff filed a motion to compel which is noticed for hearing 19 before the undersigned on March 29, 2024, pursuant to Local Rule 302(c)(1). (ECF Nos. 56 & 20 96.) On March 22, 2024, the parties filed a Joint Statement re Discovery Dispute pursuant to 21 Local Rule 251. (ECF No. 128.) According to plaintiff “at 7:08 p.m. the evening before [the] 22 Joint Statement was due” defendants provided “‘amended’ responses, as well as a limited 23 production of documents[.]” (Id. at 3.) Defendants assert this production “now moots this 24 motion.” (Id. at 5.) Plaintiff, however, explains that is not accurate. (Id. at 3.) 25 Given the timing of defendants’ production, the undersigned will continue the hearing of 26 plaintiff’s motion and order further meet and confer and updated briefing so that the undersigned 27 can fully and accurately evaluate the parties’ discovery dispute, if any. Moreover, it appears the 28 fact discovery deadline in this action is currently June 7, 2024. Given the volume of unresolved 1 1 discovery disputes and the pace at which discovery has progressed the undersigned is concerned 2 that this date may need to be extended. (ECF No. 55.) Pursuant to the assigned District Judge’s 3 Standing Scheduling Order the undersigned may extend the time provided for fact discovery. 4 (ECF No. 33 at 8.) Accordingly, the parties will be provided one additional page each beyond the 5 undersigned’s 25-page limit for Joint Statements to address whether they seek an extension of the 6 deadline for fact discovery. 7 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 8 1. The March 29, 2024 hearing of plaintiff’s motion to compel (ECF No. 56) is continued 9 10 to May 3, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at the United States District Court, 501 I Street, Sacramento, California, in Courtroom No. 27 before the undersigned; 11 12 2. The parties shall meet and confer in compliance with the Local Rules and the undersigned’s Standard Information with respect to defendants’ amended production; and 13 3. On or before April 26, 2024, the parties shall file either a withdrawal of the motion to 14 compel or an updated Joint Statement re Discovery Disagreement1. 15 Dated: March 26, 2024 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 DLB:6 DB/orders/orders.civil/puckett0350.mtc.cont3.ord 27 28 1 This Joint Statement may be 27 pages in length to allow each side 1 page to address the issue of extending the fact discovery deadline. 2

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