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United States v. Velazquez

United States District Court, Ninth Circuit

November 8, 2013

United States of America, Plaintiff,
v.
Guadalupe Velazquez, Defendant.

ORDER

JAMES A. TEILBORG, District Judge.

The Court has received Defendant's counsel's motion to extend the pretrial motion deadline. Doc. 380. The motion was filed on November 8, 2013

On November 2, 2012, the Court granted a request to designate the case complex and set the pretrial motion deadline for September 6, 2013 Doc. 148. On September 4, 2013, the Court extended this deadline one week, to September 13, 2013 Doc. 303. On October 1, 2013, the Court ordered that any Defendant who had merely joined another Defendant's motion was required to file his or her own motion addressing the specific facts of that Defendant's case by October 8, 2013[1] Doc. 336.

Counsel for Defendant Guadalupe Velazquez, Kenneth S. Countryman, claims that since March 2013 he has been reviewing discovery. He claims that "since discovering" the October 1, 2013 Order, he has still been reviewing discovery and consulting with his client (Mr. Countryman does not indicate exactly when he discovered the October 1, 2013 order, but states it was "recently"). Doc. 380. The Court does not find any of these vague reasons to be cause to extend the pretrial motion deadline.[2] Further, the September 4, 2013 extension and the October 8, 2013 limited extension were both reminders of a pending motion deadline, which should have reminded Mr. Countryman of the impending deadlines even if he had failed to discover the November 2, 2012 order.[3]

As a result of the foregoing,

IT IS ORDERED that the motion for extension of time (Doc. 380) is denied; the late filed motions (Docs. 381 and 382) are also denied.


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