Gao et al v. L&L Supplies, Inc. et al

Filing 82

ORDER granting 81 Letter Motion to Adjourn Conference. The request to adjourn the trial is GRANTED. The trial will now commence on October 17, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. The parties must submit any motions in limine by September 13, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. The parties must submit any responses to motions in limine by September 20, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. The parties are advised to be judicious in filing motions in limine given that this is a bench trial. The parties must submit proposed findings of fact and conclusions on law by November 6, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Jennifer L. Rochon on 7/8/2024) (jca)

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ONE MANHATTAN WEST 45TH FLOOR NEW YORK, NY 10001 ________ DIRECT DIAL (212) 735-2844 DIRECT FAX (917) 777-2844 EMAIL ADDRESS MICHAEL.GRIFFIN@probonolaw.com July 8, 2024 VIA ECF Hon. Jennifer L. Rochon United States District Judge Southern District of New York 500 Pearl Street, Room 1920 New York, NY 10007 RE: Gao v. L&L Supplies, Inc., et al., No. 1:22-cv-3722 (JLR) (GWG) Request for Adjournment of Trial and Related Deadlines Dear Judge Rochon: We are pro bono counsel to defendant Youpeng Li, and write pursuant to Rule 1(F) of Your Honor’s Individual Rules of Practice in Civil Cases to respectfully request an adjournment of the bench trial currently scheduled to commence on July 18, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., as well as a commensurate adjournment of the associated pre- and post-trial deadlines. (See ECF Nos. 72.) This is Mr. Li’s first request for an adjournment of the trial date. We have conferred with pro se defendant Susan Liang and counsel for plaintiff Hua Jing Gao, both of whom consent to this request. All parties are available for trial in the month of September at a date that is convenient for the Court. As the Court is aware, despite diligent effort, we did not finalize our engagement to represent Mr. Li at trial until June 26, 2024—more than three weeks after the Court set the current trial date. (See ECF Nos. 72, 76-77.) We have since been diligently working to get up to speed on the case amidst a number of conflicts in other matters and competing deadlines. Our preparation is also inherently slowed due to the language and logistical issues of coordinating with Mr. Li. Accordingly, we no longer believe that trial next week is feasible. We do not make this request lightly. We appreciate the Court’s heavy docket, the inconvenience of rescheduling a matter as important as trial, and the need to move this case swiftly to resolution. However, we believe that a short extension is The request to adjourn the trial is GRANTED. The trial will now commence on October 17, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. The parties must submit any motions in limine by September 13, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. The parties must submit any responses to motions in limine by September 20, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. The parties are advised to be judicious in filing motions in limine given that this is a bench trial. The parties must submit proposed findings of fact and conclusions on law by November 6, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Dated: July 8, 2024 New York, New York SO ORDERED. __________________________ JENNIFER L. ROCHON United States District Judge

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