CRS Recovery Inc et al v. Laxton et al

Filing 211

ORDER re 210 Notice and Concerning Discharge of Counsel for Defendants John Laxton and Northbay Real Estate, Inc. (cwlc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/14/2010)

CRS Recovery Inc et al v. Laxton et al Doc. 211 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 A case management conference was held in the above-entitled action. Val Hornstein and Michael D. Morris of the Hornstein Law v. JOHN LAXTON, aka johnlaxton@gmail.com, et al., Defendants. / CRS RECOVERY, INC., a Virginia Corporation, and DALE MAYBERRY, Plaintiffs, No. C 06-7093 CW ORDER CONCERNING DISCHARGE OF COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANTS JOHN LAXTON AND NORTHBAY REAL ESTATE, INC. IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Offices, counsel for Defendants John Laxton and Northbay Real Estate, Inc., did not appear. Messrs. Hornstein and Morris have filed a notice stating that Laxton and Northbay have discharged them as counsel. Because Messrs. Hornstein and Morris are currently counsel of record in this action, they must file a motion or stipulation and proposed order for leave to withdraw as counsel; their notice is not sufficient. See Civ. L.R. 11-5(a). If leave to withdraw is granted, Laxton and Northbay will be without representation. Although Laxton may represent himself, he cannot appear on behalf of Northbay because he is not an attorney. See United States v. Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 High Country Broad. Co., Inc., 3 F.3d 1244, 1245 (9th Cir. 1993) (citing Rowland v. Cal. Men's Colony, 506 U.S. 194 (1993) and 28 U.S.C. 1654). If counsel for Northbay is allowed to withdraw and Northbay defaults on any of its obligations, Plaintiffs CRS Recovery, Inc., and Dale Mayberry may seek appropriate relief. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: July 14, 2010 CLAUDIA WILKEN United States District Judge 2