Villa v. VSE Corporation et al
ORDER denying 9 in part Motion to Stay the Final Scheduling Order and granting 9 in part Motion to Withdraw as Attorney, and Attorney Luther O'Neal Sutter is withdrawn and his name remove from the list of attorneys who receive Notices of Electronic Filing in this case. The court directs that responses to certain discovery requests are due on or before 2/15/2013. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on January 2, 2013. (sh)
IN THE UNITED STATE DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
SANTOS VILLA, III
CASE NO. 12-CV-4026
VSE CORPORATION et al
Before the Court is a Motion to Withdraw and Stay (ECF No. 9) filed by Plaintiff’s
counsel, Luther Sutter of Sutter & Gillham, PLLC and Harrill & Sutter, PLLC. Counsel seeks to
stay the Final Scheduling Order (ECF No. 8) and be relieved as the attorney of record in this
matter. Counsel has provided to the Court with Plaintiff’s contact information:
Santos Villa, III
33542 Leprechaun Hills Road
Stover, Missouri, 65078
Phone: (903) 949-1569
Upon consideration, the Court finds that the motion should be and hereby is GRANTED
in part and DENIED in part. The motion is granted as to counsel’s request for withdrawal but
denied as to the request to stay the Final Scheduling Order. Luther Sutter is relieved as counsel
of record for Plaintiff. Plaintiff shall have 30 days from the entry of this order, or February 1,
2013, to notify the Court of new counsel, or the Court will assume that Plaintiff is proceeding
pro se. The Clerk of the Court is directed to send to Plaintiff a copy of this Order along with a
copy of the manual for pro se litigants. The Court has been informed that Plaintiff’s responses to
certain discovery requests are due in the near future. Those responses are due on or before
February 15, 2013. 1
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 2nd day of January, 2013.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Hon. Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
The Court recognizes that the deadline to complete discovery in this matter is set for January 21, 2013. To allow
Plaintiff adequate time to respond to Defendants’ discovery requests, that discovery deadline is hereby extended to
February 15, 2013. All other deadlines imposed by the Final Scheduling Order (ECF No. 8) remain in effect.
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