Cash Rio Inc v. CitiMortgage Inc

Filing 2

ORDER denying 1 Motion for TRO without prejudice for lack of jurisdiction. Signed by Judge James M. Moody on 11/19/08. (bkp)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION CASH RIO, INC. VS. CITIMORTGAGE, INC. ORDE R On November 18, 2008, Mark Kimbrough, as president of Cash Rio, Inc., filed a motion for a temporary restraining order seeking to halt the November 25, 2008 foreclosure sale of property owned by Cash Rio, Inc. Based upon the pleading, the motion must be dismissed as this Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over the case and, unless Kimbrough is an attorney licensed to practice law in United States District Court, he may not represent or file pleadings in federal court on behalf of Cash Rio, Inc. See 28 U.S.C. 1654; Carr Enterprises, Inc. v. United States, 698 F.2d 952 (8th Cir. 1983) ("It is settled law that a corporation may be represented only by licensed counsel"). Plaintiff's motion is dismissed without prejudice for lack of jurisdiction. IT IS SO ORDERED THIS 19 day of November , 2008. CASE NO. 4:08MC0021 JMM DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF James M. Moody United States District Judge

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