Hernandez v. Colvin

Filing 18

ORDER by Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong Granting 15 Stipulation for First Extension of Time to File Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment. (ndr, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/23/2014)

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Case4:13-cv-02392-SBA Document15 Filed11/13/13 Page1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 MELINDA L. HAAG United States Attorney DONNA L. CALVERT Acting Regional Chief Counsel, Region IX Social Security Administration BRENDA M. PULLIN Special Assistant United States Attorney 160 Spear Street, Suite 800 San Francisco, CA 94105 Telephone: 415-977-8975 Fax: 415-744-0134 E-mail: Brenda.Pullin@ssa.gov Attorneys for Defendant 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 OAKLAND DIVISION 12 LURLEEN Y. HERNANDEZ, 13 14 15 16 17 ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) CAROLYN W. COLVIN, ) Acting Commissioner of Social Security, ) ) Defendant. ) ____________________________________) CASE NO. 4:13-cv-2392-SBA STIPULATION AND PROPOSED ORDER FOR FIRST EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT 18 19 20 At the end of the day on September 30, 2013, the appropriation that had been funding the 21 Department of Justice expired and the appropriations to the Department lapsed. The same was true for 22 most Executive agencies, including the Social Security Administration. Effective October 17, 2013, 23 funds were appropriated for the Department of Justice and the Social Security Administration, and 24 attorneys in both office at that time were able to resume their usual civil litigation functions. 25 26 Notwithstanding the return of all attorneys, the Office of the General Counsel for the Social 27 Security Administration has a substantial backlog of work as a result of this lapse in appropriations. 28 The Office of the General Counsel is working diligently to prioritize and work through this backlog as Case4:13-cv-02392-SBA Document15 Filed11/13/13 Page2 of 2 1 efficiently as possible. Counsel for Defendant had a backlog of eight motions for summary 2 judgment/merits briefs after the lapse in appropriations, which counsel has been working through in the 3 order in which they were originally due. Unfortunately, this backlog has impacted the scheduling in 4 other cases, such as the instant case, and required extensions in those cases. As such, the Acting 5 Commissioner requests a 30-day extension of time for filing the Commissioner’s Motion for Summary 6 Judgment. This is the first extension requested in this case. Plaintiff’s counsel does not oppose the 7 request. 8 Respectfully submitted, 9 10 Dated: November 13, 2013 By: 11 /s/ Harvey P. Sackett (via e-mail authorization) HARVEY P. SACKETT Attorney for Plaintiff 12 13 MELINDA L. HAAG United States Attorney 14 15 Dated: November 13, 2013 16 By: /s/ Brenda M. Pullin BRENDA M. PULLIN Special Assistant United States Attorney 17 18 19 20 ORDER 21 22 IT IS SO ORDERED. 23 24 25 5/23/2014 Dated: _____________ __________________________________ THE SAUNDRA B. ARMSTRONG United States District Judge 26 27 28 2

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