Sierra Club et al v. McCarthy

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-01165

ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. Granting {{43}} Stipulation To Enlarge Time for Requesting Attorneys' Fees and Costs.

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1 PAUL R. CORT, State Bar No. 184336 Earthjustice 2 50 California Street San Francisco, CA 94111 3 pcort@earthjustice.org Tel: 415-217-2000 4 Fax: 415-217-2040 5 NICHOLAS MORALES, Admitted Pro Hac Vice EMMA C. CHEUSE, Admitted Pro Hac Vice 6 Earthjustice 7 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Ste. 702 Washington, DC 20036 8 nmorales@earthjustice.org, echeuse@earthjustice.org Tel: 202-667-4500 9 Fax: 202-667-2356 10 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Sierra Club and California Communities Against Toxics 11 [additional counsel listed in signature block] 12 13 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 14 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 15 SIERRA CLUB and CALIFORNIA) 16) COMMUNITIES AGAINST TOXICS,) Case No: 3:15-cv-01165-HSG 17) Plaintiffs,) 18) PLAINTIFFS' AND DEFENDANT'S v.) STIPULATION TO ENLARGE TIME FOR 19) REQUESTING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND GINA McCARTHY, in her official capacity as Administrator of the United States Environmental) COSTS 20) Protection Agency,) 21) Defendant.) 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFFS' AND DEFENDANT'S STIPULATION TO ENLARGE TIME FOR REQUESTING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS CASE NO. 3:15-cv-01165-HSG 1 STIPULATION 2 Pursuant to Civil L.R. 6-2, Plaintiffs Sierra Club and California Communities Against Toxics 3 and Defendant Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 4 ("EPA") stipulate as follows: 5 1. By decision dated March 15, 2016, the Court entered judgment in favor of Plaintiffs. 6 The Court provided that "Plaintiffs may file any appropriate motion for attorneys' fees and costs 7 within 30 days." Dkt. No. 41, at 1; see also Civil L.R. 54-1(providing deadline for filing bill of 8 costs); Civil L.R. 54-5 (providing deadline for moving for attorneys' fees unless Court orders 9 otherwise). 10 2. Plaintiffs and Defendant wish to attempt to resolve Plaintiffs' claim for fees and costs 11 without the need for further litigation. The parties believe that additional time is necessary to 12 ascertain whether they can reach an agreement as to fees and costs. 13 3. Therefore, Plaintiffs and Defendant stipulate to enlarge the time for filing a motion 14 for fees and costs so that they may have additional time to discuss an informal settlement of the 15 issue. Plaintiffs and Defendant hereby stipulate to a 60-day extension, which extends the deadline 16 for filing a motion for fees and costs from April 14, 2016 to June 13, 2016. A declaration in support 17 of this stipulation is attached. 18 4. Plaintiffs attest that concurrence in the filing of this Stipulation has been obtained 19 from counsel for Defendant pursuant to Civil L.R. 5-1(i)(3). 20 21 22 DATED: March 22, 2016 Respectfully submitted, 23 /s/ Nicholas Morales 24 NICHOLAS MORALES, Admitted Pro Hac Vice EMMA C. CHEUSE, Admitted Pro Hac Vice 25 Earthjustice 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Ste. 702 26 Washington, DC 20036 nmorales@earthjustice.org, echeuse@earthjustice.org 27 Tel: 202-667-4500 Fax: 202-667-2356 28 PLAINTIFFS' AND DEFENDANT'S STIPULATION TO ENLARGE TIME FOR REQUESTING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS CASE NO. 3:15-cv-01165-HSG 2 1 PAUL R. CORT, State Bar No. 184336 Earthjustice 2 50 California Street San Francisco, CA 94111 3 pcort@earthjustice.org Tel: 415-217-2000 4 Fax: 415-217-2040 5 Attorneys for Plaintiffs Sierra Club and California Communities Against Toxics 6 7 JOHN C. CRUDEN 8 Assistant Attorney General Environment and Natural Resources Division 9 /s/ Leslie M. Hill 10 LESLIE M. HILL (D.C. Bar No. 476008) U.S. Department of Justice 11 Environment & Natural Resources Division 12 Environmental Defense Section 601 D Street N.W., Suite 8000 13 Washington D.C. 20004 leslie.hill@usdoj.gov 14 Telephone (202) 514-0375 15 Facsimile (202) 514-8865 16 Attorneys for Defendant 17 Of counsel: 18 Paul Versace 19 Office of General Counsel U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFFS' AND DEFENDANT'S STIPULATION TO ENLARGE TIME FOR REQUESTING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS CASE NO. 3:15-cv-01165-HSG 3 1 ORDER 2 Good cause having been shown, the Stipulation is hereby GRANTED. The deadline for 3 Plaintiffs to file any appropriate motion for attorneys' fees and costs shall be extended to June 13, 4 2016. 5 6 PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. 7 DATED: 3/22/2016 8 9 ________________________________ HAYWOOD S. GILLIAM, JR. 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 PLAINTIFFS' AND DEFENDANT'S STIPULATION TO ENLARGE TIME FOR REQUESTING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS CASE NO. 3:15-cv-01165-HSG 4