Gutierrez, et al. v. Carter Brothers Security Services, LLC, et al.
ORDER signed by District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. on 08/29/17 ORDERING that Carter Brothers shall have until 09/08/17, to seek--through counsel--any modification of the Court's 97 06/27/17 Memorandum and Order. Otherwise, the Court shall proceed as originally set out in that prior decision. (Benson, A.)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
RAMSES GUTIERREZ, individually
and on behalf of all others similarly
situated, et al.,
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
CARTER BROTHERS SECURITY
SERVICES, LLC; AT&T DIGITAL LIFE,
INC.; PACIFIC BELL TELEPHONE
COMPANY dba AT&T DATACOMM,
INC., AT&T CORP.; and DOES 1
through 10, inclusive,
On June 27, 2017, this Court denied a motion to withdraw from Gordon & Rees
LLP, the law firm representing Defendant Carter Brothers Security Services, LLC.
Because Carter Brothers is not a natural person and therefore cannot represent itself in
propria persona, see E.D. Cal. L.R. 183(a), the Court exercised its discretion to deny the
motion and to grant Carter Brothers sixty (60) days to retain new counsel, ECF No. 97.
The Court also stated that “[i]f new counsel is not retained within sixty (60) days, the
Court will grant the Motion to Withdraw, strike Carter Brothers’s Answer, and enter
default judgment against it.” Id. at 2.
On August 25, 2017, John Carter, the president of Carter Brothers sent a letter to
chambers requesting an additional two weeks to obtain counsel, which was filed on the
docket. ECF No. 99. Gordon & Rees LLP, however, is still counsel of record for Carter
Brothers, and Carter Brothers can only appear before this Court through an attorney.
See E.D. Cal. L.R. 183(a) (“A corporation or other entity may appear only by an
attorney.”). The Court hereby orders that Carter Brothers shall have until September 8,
2017, to seek—through counsel—any modification of the Court’s June 27, 2017,
Memorandum and Order. Otherwise, the Court shall proceed as originally set out in that
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: August 29, 2017
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