UPC CFI LD Munich, 2 January 2024: commenting on provisional dates should not take 21 days, not even during holiday seasontake26-01-2024 Print this page
Deadline for commenting on provisional dates for interim conference extended from 24 December 2023 until 8 January 2024 as the overall handling of the case will not be affected at all or not much by granting the extension
Plaintiff rightfully pointed out that it should not take 21 days to agree on dates for an oral hearing, not even during holiday season. And defendant did not provide any details on the names and functions of those who should participate during the oral hearing but could not yet comment on the dates.
However, it would be awkward not to grant the desired extension or to grant a shorter extension as the overall handling of the case will not be affected at all or not much by granting the desired extension.
Rule 9 RoP workflow is to be used for request to extend time period
Counsel for defendants used the main workflow for this request. This was wrong. He should have used a Rule 9 workflow (Rule 4.1 RoP). Consequence is that defendants can no longer comment on the provisional dates within the main workflow. The judge-rapporteur has therefore started this workflow.