Yesterday we posted about Judge McMahon’s unambiguous, belt-and-suspenders denial of a request for an extension of time to file a summary judgment brief. By forcefully endorsing both the plaintiffs’ request and defendants’ opposition, we thought the issue had been put to rest. The plaintiffs, however, wrote again seeking an extension, seeking to address what they claimed were unfounded accusations of dishonesty in the defendants’ letter to the court. Judge McMahon endorsed the most recent letter today, making abundantly clear (if it wasn’t clear before) her position on the request for an extension:
My ruling does not rest on the “in fighting” or “truth telling.” It rests on the fact that I said no more extensions a month ago and I meant it. This motion is supposed to test whether there is a simple way to deal with what will otherwise be a complex lawsuit. I want it done simply.