Cummings et al v. Pfizer, Inc. et al
ORDER to show cause why motion to withdraw should not be granted and case dismissed (Letitia Defillo, 06-2690). Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 2/25/2009. (crblc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/25/2009)
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
IN RE BEXTRA AND CELEBREX MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES AND 12 PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION,
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No. MDL 05-01699 CRB ORDER RE: MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL
/ This document relates to: LETITIA DEFILLO, 06-2690 CRB ___________________________________/
Now pending for decision is the motion of the law office of Allan Berger to withdraw as counsel of record for plaintiff Letitia Defillo in the above matter. After carefully considering the motion, the Court ORDERS PLAINTIFF TO SHOW CAUSE as to why (1) the motion of the law office of Allan Berger to withdraw as counsel of record should not be granted; and (2) plaintiff's lawsuit should not be dismissed for a lack of prosecution. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41. If plaintiff wishes to contest the withdrawal of counsel and/or dismissal of plaintiff's lawsuit for failure to prosecute, plaintiff shall notify the Court in writing on or before March 20, 2009 of the reasons the withdrawal should not be granted or the case dismissed. If plaintiff will be proceeding without a lawyer, plaintiff must advise the Court of how the Court should contact plaintiff. Plaintiff is warned that plaintiff's failure to communicate with the Court in writing as
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set forth above may result in dismissal of plaintiff's claims with prejudice. Plaintiff's counsel Allan Berger shall ensure that plaintiff receives a copy of this Order. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: Feb. 25, 2009
CHARLES R. BREYER UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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