Ceglia v. Zuckerberg et al

Filing 164

MOTION to Stay Proceedings Temporarily by Paul D. Ceglia. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit, # 2 Exhibit A)(Lake, Jeffrey)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ------------------------------------ x : PAUL D. CEGLIA, : : Plaintiff, : : v. : : MARK ELLIOT ZUCKERBERG and : FACEBOOK, INC., : : Defendants. ------------------------------------ x Civil Action No. 1:10-cv-00569RJA PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGS TEMPORARILY Plaintiff Paul Ceglia hereby moves this court for a temporary stay of proceedings. Ceglia has already executed a notice of withdrawal to allow Jeffrey A. Lake, currently co-counsel of record, to withdraw from this case. (Declaration of Jeffrey A. Lake, Ex. A.) However, Ceglia is also in the final stages of obtaining new counsel. (Lake Decl. ¶ 2.) Therefore, Ceglia and his current counsel respectfully request that the Court temporarily stay all proceedings for three weeks in order to allow new counsel to come up to speed with the facts and proceedings of this case and adequately represent Ceglia upon substitution. Dated: October 17, 2011 Respectfully submitted, s/ Jeffrey A. Lake Attorney for Plaintiff 835 Fifth Avenue, Suite 200A San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 795-6460 jlake@lakeapc.com s/ Paul Argentieri Attorney for Plaintiff 188 Main Street Hornell, NY 14843 (323) 919-4513 paul.argentieri@gmail.com