United States District Court, W.D. Washington, Seattle
JEFFREY R. FORD, et al., Plaintiffs,
BNSF RAILWAY COMPANY, a Delaware corporation, Defendant.
SWANSON & CLEVELAND, PLLC Bryan C. Graff, WSBA #38553
Madeline S. Davis, WSBA #51261
THORNTON MOSTUL HERSCHENSOHN, PLLC George A. Thornton, WSBA
#8198 Mark C. Mostul, WSBA #13257
STIPULATED MOTION & ORDER TO CONTINUE TRIAL DATE
AND EXTEND EXISTING PRETRIAL DEADLINES
RICARDO S. MARTINEZ CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Parties, by and through their attorneys of record, pursuant
to LCR 7(d)(1) and LCR 10(g), hereby submit this Stipulated
Motion to Continue Trial Date and to Extend Existing Pretrial
Parties stipulate to and jointly request an Order continuing
the current October 16, 2017 trial date until January 16,
2018, or as soon thereafter as may be convenient for the
Court. The parties additionally request that pretrial
deadlines be extended in lock-step with the new trial date.
Order Setting Trial and Related Dates entered January 24,
2017 (Dkt. 13), the Court set this matter for trial on
October 16, 2017, and also established a case schedule of
pretrial deadlines based upon that trial date.
Order dated January 20, 2017 (Dkt. 12), the Court
consolidated the above captioned case with Case Nos.
2:16-cv-01384-RSM and 2:16-cv-01385-RSM for all future
pre-trial and trial purposes and ordered that one case
schedule be issued for all matters.
Parties stipulate to and jointly move the Court for a
continuance of the trial date until January 16, 2018, with a
similar continuance the June 19, 2017 discovery deadline for
purposes of completing depositions, and the other remaining
parties have been and conferred and submit this stipulated
motion in good faith. The Parties have engaged in substantial
written discovery and numerous depositions have been noted
during the days remaining until the currently scheduled
discovery deadline of June 19, 2017. Based upon his schedule
and other commitments, including certain medical
appointments, counsel for the plaintiffs, George Thornton, is
not able to participate in the depositions as currently
noticed and they cannot be completed by the current June 19,
2017 discovery deadline. The Parties believe that a two month
continuance of the discovery deadline will allow them the
opportunity to schedule and complete all depositions. The
Parties further request that the remaining pretrial deadlines
be continued correspondingly, to allow for dispositive
motions, mediation and, if necessary, trial preparation
following completion of the depositions.
Parties have requested available dates from the Court's
staff for continuing the trial and understand that January
16, 2018 is currently available. The proposed new deadlines
are set forth in Exhibit 1.
upon the foregoing Stipulation of the Parties, ...