American Council of the Blind et al v. Barnhart et al

Filing 142

ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION CONCERNING WITHDRAWAL AND SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS. Signed by Judge Alsup on November 20, 2008. (whalc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/20/2008)

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1 WONDIE RUSSELL (Bar No. 77990) 2 ADIL HAQ (Bar No. 255435) 3 DENISE CARDOSO (Bar No. 245419) HELLER EHRMAN LLP 4 333 Bush Street San Francisco, CA 94104 5 Telephone: +1.415.772.6000 Facsimile: +1.415.772.6268 6 wondie.russell@hellerehrman.com JACOB N. FOSTER (Bar No. 250785) 7 ARLENE B. MAYERSON (Bar No. 79310) SILVIA YEE (Bar No. 222737) 2212 Sixth Street 8 LARISA M. CUMMINGS (Bar No. 131076) 9 DISABILITY RIGHTS EDUCATION AND DEFENSE FUND, INC. 10 Berkeley, CA 94710 11 Telephone: +1.510.644-2555 Facsimile: +1.510.841.8645 12 amayerson@dredf.org 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 See Signature Page for List of Additional Counsel Attorneys for Plaintiffs UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND, a District of Columbia non-profit corporation, TAMMY RENEE COOPER, SCARLETT MILES, MARVELENA QUESADA, ARLENE DOHERTY, ALICE MARJORIE DONOVAN, BILLIE JEAN KEITH, GEORGE P. SMITH, DOROTHY JACKSON, , MARY ANN ALEXANDER, and LAURA M. RUSSELL, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. Case No.: C 05-04696 WHA STIPULATION CONCERNING WITHDRAWAL AND SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS AND [PROPOSED] ORDER APPROVING SAME 25 MICHAEL ASTRUE, Commissioner of the Social 26 Security Administration, in his official capacity, and 27 Heller Ehrman LLP SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, Defendants. 28 Stipulation Re Withdrawal and Substitution of Counsel Case No. C 05-04696 WHA 1 2 TO ALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Plaintiff American Council of the Blind ("ACB") on 3 behalf of itself and all the plaintiffs, consents to and substitutes as counsel in the above-captioned 4 action the law firm of Howrey LLP, with offices at 1950 University Avenue, 4th Floor, East Palo 5 Alto, CA 94303, and 525 Market Street, Suite 3600, San Francisco, CA 94105, in place of Heller 6 Ehrman LLP, with offices at 333 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104, telephone number (415) 7 772-6000, which will withdraw from the case. Good cause exists for such substitution because the 8 firm of Heller Ehrman LLP is in the process of dissolving and will imminently cease to practice 9 law. 10 Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 11-5(a), notice of withdrawal and substitution of counsel has 11 been provided to all plaintiffs in their preferred format of Braille, e-mail, audio, or large print letter 12 and to defendants. ACB is the lead plaintiff in this case and has the authority to accept this 13 substitution of counsel on behalf of all plaintiffs. ACB has authorized this substitution of counsel 14 both orally and through written correspondence. 15 Howrey LLP hereby accepts the above substitution. HOWREY LLP 16 Dated: November 20, 2008 17 18 19 20 By: /s/ Henry C. Su HENRY C. SU Heller Ehrman LLP hereby requests permission from the Court to withdraw from its 21 representation of ACB in this action. 22 Dated: November 20, 2008 23 24 25 26 Pursuant to the above Stipulation, IT IS SO ORDERED: 27 Heller Ehrman LLP HELLER EHRMAN LLP By: /s/ Wondie Russell WONDIE RUSSELL UNIT ED S S DISTRICT TE C TA -2Stipulation Re Withdrawal and Substitution of Counsel Case No. C 05-04696 WHA RN F D IS T IC T O R A 28 The Honorable William H. Alsup E C LI FO Judge W illiam A lsup R NIA IT IS S O ORD ERED RT U O NO RT H 1 2 SIGNATURE ATTESTATION As required by General Order No. 45, X.B, I hereby attest that concurrence in the filing of 3 the document has been obtained from each of the other signatories to the above Stipulation. 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Heller Ehrman LLP Dated: November 19, 2008 /s/ Wondie Russell WONDIE RUSSELL 28 -3Stipulation Re Withdrawal and Substitution of Counsel Case No. C 05-04696 WHA 1 Additional Co-Counsel for Plaintiffs: 2 NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS LAW CENTER 3 3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2860 Los Angeles, CA 90010 GERALD A. MCINTYRE (Bar No. 181746) 4 Telephone: +1.213.639.0930 5 gmcintyre@nsclc.org Facsimile: +1.213.639.0934 6 KATHLEEN L. WILDE (Oregon Bar No. 97105) (Admitted Pro Hac Vice) 7 DISABILITY RIGHTS OREGON 620 SW Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor Telephone: +1.503.243.2081 kwilde@disabilityrightsoregon.org 8 Portland, OR 97204 9 Facsimile: +1.503.243.1738 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Heller Ehrman LLP 28 -4Stipulation Re Withdrawal and Substitution of Counsel Case No. C 05-04696 WHA

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