Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Does Anyone Really Care About Time?

I don't know if you guys know this, but Magistrate Judge Brown is presiding over a very interesting case.

So interesting that the Judge is requiring the plaintiffs to explain in detail what happened from day one to the date an enlargement of time is sought:
This matter is before this Court on Plaintiffs' Motion for Extension of Time ... (D.E. 1177).

The Court has considered the motion and all pertinent materials in the file.

The reasons for this motion, in the short run, are certainly reasonable. The question that arises is why, in so many situations, are plaintiffs needing these extensions. What has happened from the beginning of a situation (as opposed to just the last few days before deadlines) that requires said filing(s)?

The Court being otherwise fully advised in the premises it is hereby ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that said motion be and the same is hereby GRANTED. The reply shall be filed on or before Tuesday, December 7, 2010. No further extensions will be considered. However, any future motions for extension of time shall include a history from the beginning of the event that resulted in the need for an extension of time.
 I agree!

In fact, why stop at the "beginning of the event"?

(There may be a need to be flexible with page limitations)


Anonymous said...

"This one time in band camp....."

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Anonymous said...

DE 1177?? Jesus Christ!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps if these judges would remember that deadlines imposed by rules are ridiulously short and remember what it takes to be in private practice these days, they would understand. But most did not have real clients and were not the rainmakers so they don't have a clue.

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