D.C. v. County of San Diego et al

Filing 127

ORDER Granting 126 Joint Motion to Extend Discovery Deadlines. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nita L. Stormes on 2/17/2021. (tcf)

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Case 3:15-cv-01868-MMA-NLS Document 127 Filed 02/17/21 PageID.2084 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 12 13 D.C., a minor by and through his Guardian Ad Litem, HELEN GARTER, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, Case No.: 15cv1868-MMA- NLS ORDER GRANT JOINT MOTION TO EXTEND DISCOVERY DEADLINES Plaintiff, 14 15 v. 16 COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, A.B. AND JESSIE POLINSKY CHILDREN’S CENTER, SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY, 17 18 19 20 [ECF No. 126] Defendants. 21 22 Before the Court is the parties’ joint motion for an order extending the fact and 23 discovery cutoffs in the current scheduling order (ECF No. 107) for 30 days. ECF No. 24 126. The parties assert they have been unable to schedule five depositions and Plaintiff’s 25 mental examination pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 35 within the fact 26 discovery deadline due to a health concern, but have agreed upon dates to permit the 27 depositions and mental examination to take place by the end of March. Id. Accordingly, 28 they request that the Court continue the fact discovery cutoff for 30 days for this limited 1 15cv1868-MMA- NLS Case 3:15-cv-01868-MMA-NLS Document 127 Filed 02/17/21 PageID.2085 Page 2 of 2 1 2 purpose, and grant a similar continuance as to the expert discovery deadlines. Id. Good cause appearing, the Court GRANTS this request. The fact discovery cutoff 3 date is extended to March 26, 2021, for the limited purpose of conduction Plaintiff’s 4 mental examination and conducting the five depositions outlined in the joint motion. The 5 parties shall designate their respective experts in writing and comply with the disclosure 6 provisions in Rule 26(a)(2)(B) and (C) and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure by April 7 23, 2021. The parties shall exchange rebuttal experts and reports by May 28, 2021. All 8 other dates in the scheduling order will remain the same. 9 In the motion, the parties bring up an additional issue as to when discovery 10 disputes may be brought. The Court reinforces that discovery disputes may be brought 11 for any discovery that was timely served under the Scheduling Order as long as the 12 dispute is filed in compliance with the timing rules stated in the Judge Stormes Civil Case 13 Procedures. 14 15 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: February 17, 2021 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 15cv1868-MMA- NLS

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