Gutierrez v. Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.

Filing 32

ORDER DENYING REQUEST TO CONTINUE DISCOVERY CUTOFF by Hon. William Alsup denying 31 Stipulation.(whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/25/2016)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 CYNTHIA GUTIERREZ, 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 No. C 15-00129 WHA Plaintiff, v. KENNETH COLE PRODUCTIONS, INC., and DOES 1 through 20, inclusive, ORDER DENYING REQUEST TO CONTINUE DISCOVERY CUTOFF Defendant. / 16 17 Judge Samuel Conti set the discovery cutoff for January 8, 2016, and referred the action 18 to Judge Joseph C. Spero for discovery purposes (Dkt. Nos. 12, 16). The action was reassigned 19 to the undersigned judge in November 2015, and scheduled for a further case management 20 conference. In the parties’ joint case management statement, plaintiff requested a discovery 21 cutoff date of February 12, while defendant asked for May 13. An order set the discovery 22 cutoff and the deadline to designate expert testimony as April 29. 23 The parties have filed a stipulation requesting to extend the discovery cutoff and the 24 deadline to designate expert testimony to May 27 (Dkt. No. 31). They cite the fact that plaintiff 25 will not be able to depose certain witnesses until the beginning of April and concerns that she 26 may not have time to resolve any discovery disputes following those depositions before the 27 cutoff. Additionally, the parties note that defendant is still producing documents and would 28 find an extension “helpful,” but fail to explain why defendant cannot complete production before the cutoff. 1 There is no good cause to extend the fact discovery cutoff for all purposes by a full 2 month. The parties’ request is hereby DENIED. This is without prejudice to a more modest 3 request that extends the deadlines for the limited purpose identified in the stipulation (or other 4 limited purposes supported by good cause). Such a request should also show good cause for 5 extending the deadline to designate expert testimony and disclose expert reports. 6 7 Any relief relating to the scheduling of the settlement conference should be directed at Judge Laurel Beeler. 8 9 IT IS SO ORDERED. 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 Dated: February 25, 2016. WILLIAM ALSUP UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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