Liriano et al v. New York City Department of Education et al
ORDER granting 209 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. Defendant Catania's letter-motion requesting to adjourn the September 14 conference (ECF No. 209) is GRANTED, and the conference is ADJOURNED to Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 3:00 p m on the Court's conference line. The terms of the Court's September 1, 2021 Scheduling Order (ECF No. 208) remain in effect, i.e., Defendant Catania shall personally participate and be prepared to answer questions under oath, and the parti es shall promptly order the transcript of the conference. The parties and Defendant Catania are directed to call: (866) 390-1828; access code: 380-9799, at the scheduled time. The Clerk of Court is respectfully directed to close ECF No. 209. SO ORDERED. ( Telephone Conference set for 9/29/2021 at 03:00 PM before Magistrate Judge Sarah L Cave.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Sarah L Cave on 9/7/21) (yv)
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Defendant Catania's letter-motion requesting to adjourn the September 14
conference (ECF No. 209) is GRANTED, and the conference is ADJOURNED to
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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 3:00 pm on the Court's conference line.
ANTHONY V. GENTILE
The terms of the Court's September 1, 2021 Scheduling Order (ECF No. 208)
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remainBrooklyn,i.e., Defendant Catania shall personally participate and be
in effect, NY 11220
prepared to answer questions under oath, and the parties shall promptly
order the transcript of the conference.
The parties — and Defendant Catania — are directed to call: (866)
390-1828; access code: 380-9799, at the scheduled time.
September 3, 2021
The Clerk of Court is respectfully directed to close ECF No. 209.
Via ECF Filing
SO ORDERED 9/7/2021
Hon. Sarah L. Cave
United States Federal District Court
Southern District of New York
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
United States Courthouse
500 Pearl St.
New York, NY 10007-1312
Liriano v. NYC Dept. of Education, etc. Civil Case No.: 1:19-cv-11245 (LGS) (SLC).
Letter Motion Requesting Adjournment of September 14, 2021 Conference.
Hon. Magistrate Judge Cave:
Your undersigned represents Defendant, Patricia Catania (“Catania”), in the above-referenced
matter. We write to seek an adjournment of the Court-scheduled telephonic conference on
September 14, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. to one (1) of the dates set forth below, preferably at the same
The reason we need the adjournment is multi-fold. As an initial matter, the Court scheduled the
conference on a day when I have a long-standing, previously scheduled, court-conference in a
different case at 11:00 a.m., as well the circumstance that I had already previously committed to
that same date for depositions in yet a third case. Assuming they go forward, as planned, they
will likely proceed well past 5:00 p.m. considering the late start due to the aforesaid 11:00 a.m.
conference. I use the word “assuming” because, in state practice, the standard protocol is to
confirm the deposition the day before, and they almost always go forward, but sometimes they
In addition, Catania (who is a public-school assistant principal, as you know) advises me that this
is the beginning of the school year and that, as a result, matters often invariably arise in the first
few weeks of school which require her personal attention, and may cause her to stay as late as
6:00 p.m. Her normal work day starts at around 7:00 a.m. and ends at around 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.,
and involves a daily commute between Manhattan and the Bronx. Catania also advises me that,
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after September 17th, Wednesdays and Thursdays are days where she can perhaps leave early, or
even take a half day off, if need be.
I met and conferred with all other counsel today via email regarding this adjournment. Plaintiffs’
counsel takes no position on the application, and wrote me advising me to go ahead and make the
motion. The DOE’s counsel consents to the adjournment.
We attempted to match Wednesdays or Thursdays that are definitely available for all counsel,
but we were unsuccessful in this endeavor. We resolved as follows: The days of September 22,
23, 29, and 30 are dates definitely available for DOE.
These same dates are generally available for Catania - - except not between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00
p.m. on Sept. 22nd in the event the Court considers an earlier time for the conference. On that
date, at around that time, your undersigned has a long-standing, oral argument conference
scheduled regarding a dispositive motion in a serious medical malpractice case he has been
litigating for quite some time and, of course, that earlier in the day time window would also
conflict with Catania’s work schedule.
In any event, in response to the above dates, Plaintiffs’ counsel did not specifically commit to
same, but they did write, in part:
“. . . when you make your motion, if [Judge Cave] grants it we will
work with the dates she sets. If you let [Judge Cave] know the
dates Ms. Marcus has given as available, we will work with them.”
Moreover, as said counsel themselves noted in a different email sent to your undersigned today,
there are two (2) of them. Upon information and belief, no other dates should require adjusting
in light of this request. This is Catania’s first request for an extension of time regarding this
conference. Accordingly, Catania respectfully prays that the requested relief be granted. Thank
Respectfully and sincerely submitted,
/s/Anthony V. Gentile
Anthony V. Gentile (AG6065)
Attorney for Defendant, Patricia Catania
cc: all ECF registrants in this case (via ECF filing).
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