[TENTATIVE] ORDER RE: MOTION TO COMPEL MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS OF PLAINTIFF

On September 10, 2018, plaintiffs Leonid Banchik (“Plaintiff”) and Olya Banchik filed this action against defendants Carrie Higgins and Hanina Mathalon (collectively, “Defendants”) for negligence and loss of consortium relating to a November 24, 2016 motor vehicle collision. Defendants move to compel two medical examinations of Plaintiff by: (1) orthopedic surgeon Ronal Kvitne, M.D., and (2) neurologist Barry Ludwig, M.D. Both physicians are located in Los Angeles while Plaintiff has recently relocated from Nevada to North Carolina. Defendant also requests the Court extend the discovery cut-off date by one day to February 11, 2020 pursuant to section 2024.050 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

Under Code of Civil Procedure section 2024.050, the court may grant leave to complete discovery proceedings, or to have a motion concerning discovery heard, close to the initial trial date, or ........