United States of America v. 1.41 Acres of Land et al

Filing 78

ORDER GRANTING IN PART MOTION TO CONTINUE DEADLINES AND HEARING re 77 Emergency MOTION to Continue. Reply due by 4/30/2015 at noon. Response due by 4/24/2015 at noon. Motion Hearing set for 5/14/2015 02:00 PM in Courtroom 8, 19th Floor, San Francisco before Hon. William Alsup.. Signed by Judge Alsup on April 6, 2015. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/6/2015)

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1 2 3 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 8 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 Plaintiff, No. C 14-01781 WHA v. 1.41 ACRES OF LAND, more or less, situated in the City of Alameda, Alameda County, State of California, and THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, acting by and through its Department of Parks and Recreation, and the EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT, ORDER GRANTING IN PART MOTION TO CONTINUE DEADLINES AND HEARING Defendants. / 15 16 A November 2014 order invited the United States to file an early summary judgment 17 motion by mid-February 2015. The United States brought that motion. Defendants then filed 18 discovery letters and an “emergency motion” to continue pursuant to Rule 56(d) so the 19 undersigned judge granted a one-month continuance (Dkt. No. 65). Defendants then represented 20 in a submission, dated March 11, 2015, that “[b]ased on the United States’ anticipated schedule 21 for providing the outstanding discovery, Defendants should be able to file their summary 22 judgment oppositions on April 10” (Dkt. No. 73). 23 Now, defendants suddenly seek a second, one-month continuance so that they can review 24 the “thousands” of documents they requested from the United States. Defendants further 25 represent that the United States intends to produce more documents next week. 26 It is disappointing that both sides have not proceeded more expeditiously. Moreover, the 27 instant motion is so lacking in sworn support and specific details regarding the parties’ efforts that 28 it is hard to find good cause to grant it. Nevertheless, fact discovery does not close in this eminent-domain action until May 29, and trial does not begin until October 2015. Accordingly, 1 to the following limited extent, defendants’ second Rule 56(d) motion is GRANTED. The deadline 2 for defendants to file an opposition brief is hereby continued from April 10 to APRIL 24 AT 3 NOON. The reply is due by APRIL 30 AT NOON. The April 30 hearing is hereby continued to 4 THURSDAY, MAY 14 AT 2:00 P.M. 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. 7 8 WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated: April 6, 2015. 9 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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