Oushana, et al. v. Lowe's Companies, Inc. et al.

Filing 24

ORDER re 23 Designation of Counsel for Service, signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 6/28/17. (Marrujo, C)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 NORA OUSHANA, et al., Plaintiffs, 12 13 Case No. 1:16-cv-01782-AWI-SAB ORDER RE DESIGNATION OF COUNSEL FOR SERVICE v. 14 15 (ECF No. 23) LOWE’S HOME CENTERS, LLC, et al., Defendants. 16 17 On June 27, 2017, Richard Stuhlbarg, counsel for Defendant Electrolux Home Products, 18 Inc. (“Defendant Electrolux”) filed a designation of counsel for service. (ECF No. 23.) The 19 designation of counsel states that Defendant Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC (“Defendant Lowe’s”) 20 designates Mr. Stuhlbarg and Lauren Miller, counsel for Defendant Electrolux, as counsel for 21 service for Defendant Lowe’s in this action. It also states that Diana Rivera and Charles May are 22 no longer counsel of record for Defendant Lowe’s. 23 The designation of counsel for service (ECF No. 23) is essentially a request for 24 substitution of attorneys. However, it does not comply with Local Rule 182(g), which provides 25 the requirements for substitution of attorneys. Pursuant to Local Rule 182(g): 26 27 28 An attorney who has appeared in an action may substitute another attorney and thereby withdraw from the action by submitting a substitution of attorneys that shall set forth the full name and address of the new individual attorney and shall be signed by the withdrawing attorney, the new attorney, and the client. All substitutions of attorneys shall require the approval of the Court, and the words 1 “IT IS SO ORDERED” with spaces designated for the date and signature of the Judge affixed at the end of each substitution of attorneys. 1 2 3 L.R. 182(g). The designation of counsel for service (ECF No. 23) is not signed by the withdrawing 4 5 attorneys or the client. As the designation of counsel for service (ECF No. 23) does not comply 6 with Local Rule 182(g), the substitution of attorneys is not effective until counsel comply with 7 Local Rule 182(g). Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that if Defendant Lowe’s counsel, Mr. May 8 9 and Ms. Rivera, intend to substitute other attorneys and thereby withdraw from this action, they 10 shall comply with Local Rule 182(g). At this time, Ms. Rivera and Mr. May are still counsel of 11 record for Defendant Lowe’s. Additionally, Mr. Stuhlbarg and Ms. Miller are not counsel of 12 record for Defendant Lowe’s. 13 IT IS SO ORDERED. 14 15 Dated: June 28, 2017 UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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