Shaiban et al v. Cissna et al
ORDER denying 7 Motion to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim; denying 7 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction. Signed by Chief Judge Frank D. Whitney on 3/25/19. (clc)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
DOCKET NO. 3:18-cv-00153-FDW-DCK
AMIN SHAIBAN, and
L. FRANCIS CISSNA, Director of U.S. )
Citizenship and Immigration Services,
KIRSTJEN NIELSEN, Secretary of )
Department of Homeland Security, and
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Plaintiffs’ Motion for Extension of Time to Amend
the Complaint. (Doc. No. 17). According to this Court’s standing orders,
Any motion to extend the foregoing time and/or word limitations shall be filed
immediately upon counsel learning of the need for the same and in any event no
fewer than three (3) business days in advance of the filing deadline sought to be
See Standing Order Governing Civil Case Management Before the Honorable Frank D. Whitney,
Misc. No. 3:07-mc-00047 (Doc. No. 2-4, p. 4–5). Plaintiffs had until March 22, 2019 to file an
amended complaint in this case. (Doc. No. 16). Plaintiffs state that they were unable to comply
with the deadline because lead counsel was out of the country and other counsel were engaged in
other matters. (Doc. No. 17, p. 2). However, Plaintiffs made no efforts to notify the Court of these
anticipated conflicts, and Plaintiffs waited until 7:30 p.m. on the date of the deadline to file the
present motion for an extension. The Court hereby puts Plaintiffs on notice that in the future,
motions for extension must be made within the deadlines laid out in this Court’s standing
orders when the need for such an extension is apparent well ahead of the deadline.
The Court hereby GRANTS Plaintiffs’ Motion for Extension. (Doc. No. 17). Plaintiffs will
have until April 5, 2019 to file an amended complaint in this case.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Signed: March 25, 2019
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