jamie garcia, Plaintiff, v. richard lopez, Defendant.

Case No.: BC714558

Hearing Date: December 9, 2019

[TENTATIVE] order RE:

plaintiff’s MOTION TO CONTINUE TRIAL

Plaintiff Jaime Garcia (“Plaintiff”) moves to continue trial the trial date, currently set for January 17, 2020, to June 17, 2020 in order to complete discovery. Per California Rules of Court, rule 3.1332, a trial continuance may be appropriate due to: “[a] party’s excused inability to obtain essential testimony, documents, or other material evidence despite diligent efforts . . . .” (Cal. Rules of Court, rule 3.1332, subdivision (c).)

Defendants Sylvia Barron and Richard Lopez (“Defendants”) have not yet appeared in this action. Plaintiff indicates that Defendants have communicated with his counsel, and the parties have stipulated to extend the deadline to appear in this action until December 6, 2019. Accordingly, the parties have not c........