Hart v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America et al

Filing 83

ORDER Denying Plaintiff Hart's 81 Administrative Motion to Shorten Time on Hart's Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 7/17/2017. (tehlc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/17/2017)

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 5 6 NANCY HART, Plaintiff, 7 v. 8 9 10 UNUM LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA, Defendant. Case No. 15-cv-05392-TEH ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF HART’S ADMINISTRATIVE MOTION TO SHORTEN TIME ON HART’S MOTION FOR ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 On July 10, 2017, Plaintiff Hart filed a renewed Motion for Attorney’s Fees, Costs 13 of Suit, Award of Damages and Prejudgment Interest. ECF No. 67. Currently before the 14 court is Hart’s administrative motion pursuant to Civ. L.R. 7-11 to expedite the motion’s 15 briefing schedule and to set a hearing on the motion for July 31, 2017. ECF No. 81. 16 Defendant Unum timely opposed the administrative motion, pointing out procedural 17 deficiencies under Civ. L.R. 6-3 and stating that its counsel will be unavailable on July 31, 18 2017. ECF No. 82. 19 In light of Unum’s opposition and given the close proximity of Judge Henderson’s 20 retirement, the Court is unable to grant Hart’s request to expedite the briefing and hearing 21 on Plaintiff’s motion for attorney fees. Moreover, while the Court is aware of Hart’s 22 concerns regarding case reassignment to a new judge, the Court is fully confident that the 23 motion will be fairly and adequately addressed regardless of which judge in this district 24 receives the case. 25 /// 26 27 28 /// 1 Accordingly, Hart’s administrative motion to shorten time is DENIED. The 2 briefing and hearing on Hart’s attorney fees and costs motion shall continue to be governed 3 under Civ. L.R. 7, subject to any future orders by the receiving judge. 4 5 IT IS SO ORDERED. 6 7 8 Dated: 7/17/2017 _____________________________________ THELTON E. HENDERSON United States District Judge 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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