Sierra Club et al v. McCarthy

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

ORDER by Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. Granting {{45}} 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,) 17) Case No: 3:15-cv-01165-HSG Plaintiffs,) 18) v.) SECOND JOINT STIPULATION TO 19) ENLARGE TIME FOR REQUESTING GINA McCARTHY, in her official capacity as) ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS 20 Administrator of the United States Environmental) Protection Agency,) 21) Defendant.) 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 SECOND JOINT 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 on the parties' cross- 6 motions for summary judgment. The Court provided that "Plaintiffs may file any appropriate 7 motion for attorneys' fees and costs within 30 days." Dkt. No. 41, at 1; see also Civil L.R. 54-1 8 (providing deadline for filing bill of costs); Civil L.R. 54-5 (providing deadline for moving for 9 attorneys' fees unless Court orders otherwise). 10 2. The parties requested and the Court granted an extension of the deadline to file a 11 motion for attorneys' fees and costs to June 13, 2016. Dkt. Nos. 43 & 44. 12 3. Plaintiffs have provided a settlement offer to Defendant. Defendant is considering 13 Plaintiffs' offer and preparing a counteroffer. The parties continue to hope to resolve Plaintiffs' 14 claim for fees and costs without the need for further litigation, but require additional time to 15 ascertain whether they can reach an agreement. 16 4. Therefore, the parties stipulate to and request that the Court enter an order enlarging 17 the time for filing a motion for fees and costs from June 13, 2016 to July 20, 2016 so that they may 18 have additional time to discuss an informal settlement. A declaration in support of this stipulation is 19 attached. 20 21 22 DATED: June 6, 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 SECOND JOINT 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 (email authorization 06/04/16) 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 SECOND JOINT 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 July 20, 4 2016. 5 6 PURSUANT TO STIPULATION, IT IS SO ORDERED. 7 DATED: June 7, 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 SECOND JOINT STIPULATION TO ENLARGE TIME FOR REQUESTING ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS CASE NO. 3:15-cv-01165-HSG 4