STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO RESPOND TO COMPLAINT, AND RELATED DEADLINES
TROY L. NUNLEY, District Judge.
In the captioned action, Plaintiff CHRISTINE N. TRICE and Defendant PRIMITIVES BY KATHY, INC. have recently initiated settlement discussions that may result in a resolution of the case. In order to fully accommodate those settlement discussions in a manner that avoids potentially unnecessary court filings, the parties wish to extend the current deadline for Defendant to respond to Plaintiff's Complaint for a period of 31 days, and to continue the Rule 26-related deadlines specified in the Court's Order Requiring Joint Status Report (CM/ECF Doc. No. 3) for a like period.
Pursuant to Local Rule 144(a), the parties, by and through their duly-authorized attorneys, HEREBY STIPULATE AND AGREE as follows:
1. Defendant shall have an additional thirty-one (31) days in which to respond to the Complaint filed in this matter. The initial deadline for Defendant's response (following Defendant's waiver of service under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(d)) is May 19, 2017; pursuant to the instant stipulation, the new deadline for Defendant to file and serve its response to Plaintiff's Complaint shall be June 19, 2017, inclusive.
2. The deadline for the parties to confer as required by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(f) and Paragraph 4 of the Court's aforementioned Order Requiring Joint Status Report shall be continued to July 21, 2017, inclusive.
3. The deadline for the parties to prepare and submit the Joint Status Report required by Paragraph 4 of the Court's aforementioned Order Requiring Joint Status Report shall be continued to July 21, 2017, inclusive.
4. The deadline for the parties to exchange their Initial Disclosures shall be continued to August 4, 2017, inclusive.
IT IS SO ORDERED.