Mirror Worlds, LLC v. Apple, Inc.

Filing 54

Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Garland T. Stephens by Apple, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Smith, Stefani)

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Mirror Worlds, LLC v. Apple, Inc. Doc. 54 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS TYLER DIVISION MIRROR WORLDS, LLC, Plaintiff, v. APPLE INC., Defendant. Civil Action No. 6:08-CV-88 LED JURY TRIAL DEMANDED DEFENDANT APPLE INC.'S UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL Defendant, Apple Inc. ("Apple"), hereby respectfully requests that Garland T. Stephens be permitted to withdraw as counsel of record for Apple in this matter. Matthew D. Powers of the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP made an appearance as Lead Counsel for Apple in this matter on September 9, 2008, and Mr. Powers continues to represent Apple as Lead Counsel in this matter. Consequently, the withdrawal of Mr. Stephens will not delay this proceeding and no prejudice will result to any party. Defendant Apple has met and conferred with Plaintiff Mirror Worlds, LLC, who has no objections to the withdrawal of Mr. Stephens as counsel for Apple in this case. Dockets.Justia.com Dated: December 23, 2008 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Stefani C. Smith Matthew D. Powers Lead Attorney Steven S. Cherensky Sonal N. Mehta (Pro Hace Vice) Stefani C. Smith (Pro Hac Vice) WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES LLP 201 Redwood Shores Parkway Redwood Shores, CA 94065 650-802-3000 (Telephone) 650-802-3100 (Facsimile) matthew.powers@weil.com steven.cherensky@weil.com sonal.mehta@weil.com stefani.smith@weil.com Eric M. Albritton Texas State Bar No. 00790215 ALBRITTON LAW FIRM P.O. Box 2649 Longview, Texas 75606 903-757-8449 (Telephone) 903-758-7397 (Facsimile) ema@emafirm.com Attorneys for Apple, Inc. /s/ Garland T. Stephens (w/ permission) FISH & RICHARDSON PC-Houston 1221 McKinney Street, Ste 2800 Houston, TX 77010 713-652-0115 (Telephone) 713-652-0109 (Facsimile) stephens@fr.com Withdrawing Attorney for Apple, Inc. 2 CERTIFICATE OF CONFERENCE I certify that I have satisfied the "meet and confer" requirements of Local Rule CV-7(h), and the counsel of record in this matter are not opposed to the relief sought in this Motion. /s/ Stefani C. Smith Stefani C. Smith CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that a true and correct copy of the foregoing document was filed electronically in compliance with Local Rule CV-5 on this 23rd day of December, 2008. As of this date, all counsel of record have consented to electronic service and are being served with a copy of this document through the Court's CM/ECF system under Local Rule CV-5(a)(3)(A). /s/ Stefani C. Smith Stefani C. Smith 3