Filing 31

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting 30 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time to Answer; Defendants answer due 8/6/2015. Signed by Judge Michael A. Shipp on 7/7/2015. (eaj)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY JAMAL GIBBS, Civil Action No.: 14-7138 (MAS) Plaintiff, MEMORANDUM AND ORDER v. UNIVERSITY CORRECTIONAL HEALTH CARE, et al., Defendants. Presently before the Court is Defendant Carol Gallagher's ("Defendant") second Motion for Extension of Time to File Answer ("Motion"). It appearing that: 1. The Clerk of the Court previously granted an extension to answer pursuant to L. Civ. R. 6.l(b), extending the time to answer to July 7, 2015. (See ECF No. 27.) 2. In the instant Motion, Defendant is requesting another extension, extending the due date to September 2, 2015. 3. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure allows the Court to extend the time to answer "for good cause." Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(b)(l). However, in her Motion, Defendant provides no explanation why another two-month extension is needed to file an answer. This does not satisfy the "good cause" requirement of Rule 6. Nonetheless, the Court will allow a 30-day extension; further extensions will not be granted absent a showing of good cause. IT IS therefore on this ~ay of_.........,__~=-.;;;;_--' 2015, ORDERED that Defendant's Motion for Exte ion of Time to File Answer, (ECF No. 30), is hereby GRANTED; it is further 1 ORDERED that Defendant shall have until August 6, 2015 to file an answer; and it is further ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court shall serve a copy of this Order upon Petitioner by regular U.S. mail. 2

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