Dikselis, et al v. Wyeth, et al
LETTER ORDER advising Plaintiffs that the Court plans to grant their lawyers' Motion to Withdraw; Plaintiffs, or their new lawyer, should send the Court a letter indicating their intention to proceed with their case, by 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2009; otherwise, the case will be dismissed. Signed by Judge William R. Wilson, Jr on 2/17/09. (mkf)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS RICHARD SHEPPARD ARNOLD UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE 500 W. CAPITOL, ROOM D444 LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS 72201-3325 (501) 604-5140 Facsimile (501) 604-5149
February 17, 2009
Mr. Mitchell B. Dikselis 1033 West 14th Place, #339 Chicago, IL 60608-2295 Mr. Daniel A. Dikselis 2 Ivy Court Bolingbrook, IL 60490-4574 Ms. Bonnie Dikselis Fisher 7708 Gunsight Pass Littleton, CO 70127 Re: Dikselis v. Wyeth, 4:04-CV-01050-WRW Motion to Withdraw as Counsel
Dear Messieurs Dikselis and Ms. Fisher: Enclosed is a copy of your lawyers' Motion to Withdraw as counsel of record. I plan to grant this motion. You should try to retain another lawyer. Based on your role as possible heirs of the deceased Plaintiffs, you may, in fact, be required to obtain counsel.1 However, if you do decide to represent yourselves, assuming you satisfy yourselves that you can do this, you will be required to follow the rules that lawyers are required to follow, including the local rules of the Eastern District of Arkansas. It is usually very difficult for a non-lawyer to represent herself or himself, particularly in a complicated case such as this. You or your new lawyer, if you retain one, should send me a letter indicating that you intend to proceed with your case, by 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2009. If I do not hear from you by then, I will dismiss your case. Cordially , /s/ Wm. R. Wilson, Jr.
Original to the Clerk of the Court cc: Counsel of Record
See Jones ex rel Jones v. Correctional Medical Services, Inc., 401 F.3d 950 (8th Cir. 2005) (dismissing the case as a nullity because a non-attorney administrator of an estate may not proceed pro se when there are other beneficiaries or creditors of the estate).
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