Licari Family Chiropractic Inc. et al v. Eclinical Works, LLC et al
ORDER granting in part and denying in part 52 Defendant's Motion to Extend Deadline. The deadline for Defendant to respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification is extended through 01/12/2018. Signed by Magistrate Judge Julie S. Sneed on 11/8/2017. (SMC)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
LICARI FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC INC.
and PETER LICARI,
Case No: 8:16-cv-3461-T-35JSS
ECLINICAL WORKS, LLC,
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Defendant’s Motion to Extend Deadline
(“Motion”). (Dkt. 52.) Defendant seeks to extend the deadline to respond to Plaintiffs’ Rule 23
Motion for Class Certification from November 24, 2017 to January 31, 2018. (Dkt. 52.) Plaintiffs
oppose the requested extension, but do not oppose an extension through December 15, 2017. (Dkt.
52.) Plaintiffs did not respond to the Motion.
Pursuant to the Court’s Case Management and Scheduling Order (“CMSO”), Defendant’s
response to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification was originally due by September 8, 2017.
(Dkt. 33.) The Court has previously extended Defendant’s deadline to respond to Plaintiffs’
Motion for Class Certification twice. (Dkts. 41, 47.) In its Motion, Defendant contends that it
needs additional time to complete discovery, including identifying which members of Plaintiffs’
proposed class consented to receiving Defendant’s fax. (Dkt. 52 at 3–4.) Defendant also argues
that it needs the extension due to scheduling conflicts in the month of December 2017, including
attending trial and planned holiday travel. (Dkt. 52 at 3.) Defendant states that there will be no
prejudice to Plaintiffs in extending the deadline and the extension will not affect any additional
deadlines in this matter. (Dkt. 52 at 5.) Upon consideration, the Court finds Defendant has shown
good cause to modify the previous deadline. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 16 (b)(4). However, class
certification issues must be resolved at “an early practicable time” and in accordance with the
Court’s CMSO. (Dkt. 33.) See Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(c)(1)(A). Accordingly, it is
1. Defendant’s Motion to Extend Deadline (Dkt. 52) is GRANTED in part and DENIED
The deadline for Defendant to respond to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class
Certification is extended through January 12, 2018.
2. No further extensions of this deadline will be granted.
DONE and ORDERED in Tampa, Florida, on November 8, 2017.
Copies furnished to:
Counsel of Record
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