PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION v. WAKLEY et al

Filing 23

ENTRY - Save Our Veterans, Inc. has not appeared by counsel and its deadline for doing so has passed, its answer, counterclaim, and third-party complaint are each STRICKEN. Although stricken, these materials shall be kept in the court's file. Those pleadings are not stricken as to Victor Wakley. Signed by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt on 2/26/2013. Copy Mailed.(JD)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION c/o STURAT & BRANIGAN LLP, Plaintiff, v. VICTOR WAKLEY AND SAVE OUR VETERANS, INC., Defendants/Counter Complainants, v. PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, JAMES BARKET (individual), JOSEPH B. HORNETT (individual), Counter Claimants, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, Third Party Complainants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. 1:12-cv-1807-TWP-DKL ENTRY Save Our Veterans, Inc. is one of the original defendants and is a putative counterclaim plaintiff and a putative third party plaintiff. This defendant was given through February 19, 2013, in which to appear by counsel. The court also included in that notice that if Save Our Veterans, Inc. failed to appear by counsel its pleadings would be stricken because a corporation must be represented by counsel. It is well known that a litigant in federal court may either appear pro se or by counsel. Lewis v. Lenc-Smith Manufacturing Co., 784 F.2d 829, 830 (7th Cir. 1986); 28 U.S.C. ' 1654. Because Save Our Veterans, Inc. has not appeared by counsel and its deadline for doing so has passed, its answer, counterclaim, and third-party complaint are each stricken. Although stricken, these materials shall be kept in the court’s file. Those pleadings are not stricken as to Victor Wakley. IT IS SO ORDERED. 02/26/2013 Date: __________________ Distribution: Electronically Registered Counsel Victor D. Wakley 12165 Golden Bluff Court Indianapolis, IN 46236 ________________________ Hon. Tanya Walton Pratt, Judge United States District Court Southern District of Indiana