Johnson v. Lopez et al

Filing 44

ORDER Granting Defendants' 43 Motion to Extend Time Discovery Deadlines. Discovery due by 5/19/2017. Motions due by 6/19/2017. Proposed Joint Pretrial Order due by 7/19/2017. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 3/17/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - SLD)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 7 LAUSTEVEION JOHNSON, 8 Plaintiff(s), 9 vs. 10 11 NORTHERN NEVADA CORRECTIONAL CENTER, et al., 12 Defendant(s). 13 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 2:15-cv-00884-JAD-NJK ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO EXTEND DISCOVERY DEADLINES (Docket No. 43) 14 15 Pending before the Court is Defendants’ motion to extend discovery deadlines by 60 days. 16 Docket No. 43. Defendants ask the Court to extend certain discovery deadlines because some of the 17 discovery sent to Plaintiff was lost during a cell transfer. Id. at 5. Additionally, Defendants assert 18 that Plaintiff, who is representing himself pro se, has had trouble determining how to respond to 19 certain discovery requests. Id. Defendants contend that the volume of the discovery and the 20 logistical impediments caused by Plaintiff’s incarceration have also made discovery difficult for the 21 parties. Id.1 22 As a result of these difficulties, on March 1, 2017, Plaintiff sent Defendants’ counsel a letter 23 in which he requested that Defendants agree to extend discovery by one year. Docket No. 43-1 at 24 2. On March 6, 2017, Defendants’ counsel met and conferred with Plaintiff telephonically. Id. 25 26 27 28 1 Defendants also represent that further delay occurred as the Early Mediation Conference in this case was vacated in favor of two global settlement conferences before “Magistrate Foley.” Id. at 2. Congress changed the formal title of the United States Magistrate Judge over a quarter of a century ago, in the Judicial Improvement Act of 1990. Accordingly, Judge Foley may be appropriately referred to as either Judge Foley or Magistrate Judge Foley, but not as Magistrate. The Court expects parties, when using an official title, to use the correct title. 1 Defendants’ counsel informed Plaintiff that Defendants would not agree to extend discovery by one 2 year, but would be willing request a 60-day extension of the remaining discovery deadlines. Id. 3 Plaintiff agreed to this course of action. Id. 4 Accordingly, for good cause shown, Defendants’ motion to extend discovery deadlines, 5 Docket No. 43, is hereby GRANTED. The Court EXTENDS the remaining discovery deadlines 6 as follows: 7 • Discovery cut-off date: May 19, 2017 8 • Discovery motion deadline: June 2, 2017 9 • Dispositive motion deadline: June 19, 2017 10 • Joint pretrial order deadline: July 19, 2017. If dispositive motions are filed, this 11 deadline is suspended until 30 days after the Court resolves any dispositive motions, 12 or further Court order. 13 IT IS SO ORDERED. 14 DATED: March 17, 2017. 15 16 17 NANCY J. KOPPE United States Magistrate Judge 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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