STIPULATION AND ORDER FOR FURTHER EXTENSION OF CASE DEADLINES
WILLIAM H. ORRICK, District Judge.
Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 6-2, the parties stipulate to and jointly request a brief extension of case deadlines. A brief 30-day extension of deadlines is requested to provide Bayer with adequate time to depose the survey expert Plaintiffs disclosed on July 7, 2017 and prepare its reply brief.
During a discovery hearing on June 7, 2016, the Court extended the close of fact discovery from May 9, 2016 until July 9, 2016. Dkt. 115.
On July 8, 2016 the parties filed a stipulation and proposed order on discovery and scheduling. Dkt. 119. Pursuant to the stipulation, the Court extended the discovery schedule which included extending the close of fact discovery from July 9, 2016 to September 9, 2016. Dkt. 120.
On September 6, 2016, Bayer filed a motion for extension of case deadlines to complete discovery which Plaintiffs did not oppose. Dkt. 124. The Court granted the motion and extended all case deadlines by 60 days. Dkt. 125.
On February 1, 2017, the parties filed a joint stipulation for further extension of the case deadlines to permit Bayer to depose Plaintiff's expert witness Dr. Blonz on March 8, who was unavailable before that date, and have adequate time to prepare its response brief. The Court granted the motion for extension of case deadlines and moved the Class Certification Response deadline from March 13, to March 24, 2017, the Class Certification Reply from April 27, to May 10, 2017 and the Class Certification Hearing from May 17, to May 30, 2017.
On April 7, 2017, the parties filed a joint stipulation for further extension of the case deadlines. The parties requested the extension to allow Plaintiffs time to depose both of Bayer's expert witnesses, Dr. Blumberg and Dr. Kivetz, who were available for deposition April 14 and May 12 respectively, and time to prepare its responses to Bayer's opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification and Bayer's Motion for Summary Judgement. The Court granted the motion and moved the date for Plaintiffs' Summary Judgment Response from April 7, 2017 to July 7, 2017, Plaintiffs' Class Certification Reply from May 10, 2017 to July 7, 2017, Defendant's Summary Judgment Reply from April 14, 2017 to August 7, 2017, and the hearing on both motions from May 31, 2017 to August 23, 2017. Dkt. 139.
Scheduling of Expert Deposition.
On July 7, 2017, with their Class Certification Reply and Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment, Plaintiffs' disclosed an additional expert witness, Dr. Jonathan Hibbard. Bayer is seeking to depose Dr. Hibbard, who is available for deposition on August 1, 2017. Currently, the date for Bayer's response to Plaintiffs' opposition to Bayer's Motion for Summary Judgement is August 7, 2017. Additionally, lead counsel for Bayer has numerous hearings and briefs due between the current date and August 7. A brief 30-day extension of deadlines is requested to provide Bayer with adequate time to depose Dr. Hibbard and prepare its reply brief.
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