Johnson v. CJM Ventures, LLC

Filing 21

ORDER; Upon consideration of the motion for Whit L. Huskey to withdraw as counsel 20 filed on July 14, 2010, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is DENIED. CJM Ventures, LLC is an artificial entity which cannot appear pro se or be represented by an unlicensed layman in federal court but must be represented by counsel as further set out. Signed by Hon. Chief Judge Mark E. Fuller on 7/23/2010. (jg, )

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Johnson v. CJM Ventures, LLC Doc. 21 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT F O R THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA E A S T E R N DIVISION K A T IE JOHNSON, individually and on b e h a lf of all others similarly situated, P la in tif f , v. C JM VENTURES, LLC, D e f e n d a n ts. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) C A S E NO. 3:09-cv-793-MEF-CSC (W O ) ORDER U p o n consideration of the motion for Whit L. Huskey to withdraw as counsel (Doc. # 2 0 ) filed on July 14, 2010, it is hereby O R D E R E D that the motion is DENIED. CJM Ventures, LLC is an artificial entity w h ic h cannot appear pro se or be represented by an unlicensed layman in federal court but m u s t be represented by counsel. See, e.g., Palazzo v. Gulf Oil Corp., 764 F.2d 1381, 1 3 8 4 8 6 (11th Cir. 1981); Streeter v. Office of Douglas R. Burgess, LLC, No. 107-cv-97, 2 0 0 8 WL 508456, at *4 (M.D. Ala. Feb. 21, 2008). Though the motion states that CJM V e n t u r e s , LLC has retained other representation, currently Whit L. Huskey is the only a tto rn e y remaining who has filed an appearance on behalf of that artificial entity party. D O N E this the 23rd day of July, 2010. /s/ Mark E. Fuller CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dockets.Justia.com

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