Center for Biological Diversity v. Dean Gould

1:15-cv-01329 | E.D. Cal. | Dec 11, 2015

Case 1:15-cv-01329-WBS-EPG Document 46 Filed 12/11/15 Page 1 of 5

Justin Augustine (CA Bar No. 235561) Anchun Jean Su (CA Bar No. 285167) Center for Biological Diversity 1212 Broadway, Suite 800 Oakland, CA 94612 (415) 436-9682 jaugustine@biologicaldiversity.org jsu@biologicaldiversity.org Attorneys for Plaintiffs

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO DIVISION ) CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY and ) EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE, No. 1:15-cv-01329-WBS-EPG ) )

Plaintiffs, ) STIPULATION TO VACATE STATUS CONFERENCE AND [PROPOSED] ORDER ) v. ) )

DEAN GOULD, Sierra National Forest Supervisor, ) and ) the UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, ) Date: January 4, 2016 Time: 2:00 PM ) Courtroom: 5, 14 th Floor Defendants, and ) ) )

SIERRA FOREST PRODUCTS, a California Corporation, ) )

Defendant-Intervenor. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) )

Civ. No. 1:15-cv-01329-WBS-EPG Case 1:15-cv-01329-WBS-EPG Document 46 Filed 12/11/15 Page 2 of 5 Under Local Rule 143, the Parties have stipulated to request the Court to vacate the requirements for a joint status report and status conference in the Court’s Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Order. ECF No. 11. The Parties believe that this case has progressed beyond any need for pretrial scheduling.

On September 4, 2015, this Court ordered counsel to appear for a January 4, 2016, status (pretrial scheduling) conference, and to submit a joint status report fourteen calendar days before then. Id. Since then, the Parties have briefed this case on cross-motions for summary judgment, and the Court has held oral argument on November 30, 2015. Minutes, ECF No. 30. The Parties therefore jointly request the Court vacate the Order to the extent it requires the January 4, 2016, Status Conference and its associated Status Report.
Approving this stipulation will not cause undue prejudice or harm to the Parties’ rights or interests because there are no current deadlines in this case, and the Parties do not anticipate a trial. Further, approving this stipulation will serve the public interest by conserving the Court’s and the Parties’ scarce and valuable resources that they would otherwise spend on the status conference and the joint status report.
Respectfully submitted this 9th day of December, /s/ Justin Augustine Justin Augustine (CA Bar No. 235561) Anchun Jean Su (CA Bar No. 285167) Center for Biological Diversity 1212 Broadway, Suite 800 Oakland, CA 94612 (415) 436-9682 jaugustine@biologicaldiversity.org jsu@biologicaldiversity.org Attorneys for Plaintiffs

JOHN C. CRUDEN

Assistant Attorney General /s/ Jared S. Pettinato (by JJA with authorization) JARED S. PETTINATO, MT Bar No. 7434

Case 1:15-cv-01329-WBS-EPG Document 46 Filed 12/11/15 Page 3 of 5 JULIE S. THROWER, CA Bar No. 253472 Trial Attorneys United States Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division Natural Resources Section P.O. Box 7611 Washington, D.C. 20044-7611 (202) 305-0203 (Pettinato) (415) 744-3161 (Thrower) (202) 353-0506 (fax) Jared.Pettinato@usdoj.gov Julie Thrower @usdoj.gov Attorneys for Federal Defendants Of Counsel for Federal Defendants: Ritu Ahuja Attorney Office of the General Counsel United States Department of Agriculture Thomas C. Brodersen #128411 W ILLIAMS , B RODERSEN & P RITCHETT LLP 2222 West Main Street Visalia, California 93291 Telephone: (559) 635-9000 Facsimile: (559) 635-9085 E-mail: brodersen@wbplawyers.com /s/ Lawson Fite ( by JJA with authorization) Lawson Fite (Ore. Bar #055573), Pro Hac Vice American Forest Resource Council 5100 S.W. Macadam, Suite 350 Portland, Oregon 97239 Telephone: (503) 222-9505 Fax: (503) 222-3255 lfite@amforest.org Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenor
Case 1:15-cv-01329-WBS-EPG Document 46 Filed 12/11/15 Page 4 of 5 Pursuant to the above Stipulation, the Court hereby vacates its September 4, 2015, Order to the extent it ordered the Parties to attend a January 4, 2016, Status Conference, and to the extent it required the Parties to file a joint status report.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Dated: December 10, 2015 Case 1:15-cv-01329-WBS-EPG Document 46 Filed 12/11/15 Page 5 of 5

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that on December 9, 2015, I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk of the Court using the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to all parties.

/s/ Justin Augustine

JUSTIN AUGUSTINE