STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME OF 45 DAYS FOR DEFENDANT'S RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
CRAIG M. KELLISON, Magistrate Judge.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, by and between the parties, through their respective counsel of record, that Defendant shall have an extension of time of an additional 45 days to respond to Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment. This is the first continuance sought by Defendant. The current due date is June 12, 2017. The new due date will be July 26, 2017.
There is good cause for this request. Since the filing of Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, Defendant's counsel had experienced sickness with flu-like symptoms and took sick leave for close to a week, along with pre-approved leave, and is still addressing the backlog of cases that had to be continued during her absence and continues to have a full workload of two district court hearings, about 14 pending district court briefs, and one pending Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brief in the next month and a half. Therefore, Defendant is respectfully requesting additional time up to and including July 26, 2017, to fully review the record and research the issues presented by Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment, as Defendant's counsel addresses her workload. This request is made in good faith with no intention to unduly delay the proceedings.
The parties further stipulate that the Court's Scheduling Order shall be modified accordingly.
APPROVED AND SO ORDERED.