Brown v. Stroud et al

Filing 553

ORDER OF CLARIFICATION. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 4/2/13. (jjoS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/2/2013)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 STEVEN AMES BROWN, et al., 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 No. C 08-02348 JSW Plaintiffs, No. C 09-03796 JSW v. No. C 11-05822 JSW ANDREW B. STROUD, et al., 13 Defendants ORDER OF CLARIFICATION 14 / 15 ANDREW B. STROUD, et al., 16 Plaintiffs, 17 v. 18 CASTLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT, et al., 19 Defendants / 20 21 LISA SIMONE KELLY, 22 Plaintiff, 23 v. 24 WALLY ROKER, et al., 25 Defendants 26 / 27 On March 29, counsel for the Estate of Andrew B. Stroud, W. Charles Robinson, 28 noticed a motion for reconsideration for a date that had already been closed. Mr. Stroud was 1 directed to re-notice the motion for reconsideration for an open date. On April 2, Mr. Robinson 2 re-noticed the motion for reconsideration in Case No. 08-2348 and Case No. 11-5822, but did 3 not re-notice the motion in Case No. 09-3796. The Court admonishes Mr. Robinson that unless 4 and until the motion is re-noticed in Case No. 09-3796, there is no motion for reconsideration 5 pending in that case. 6 Moreover, Mr. Robinson purports to file the motion for reconsideration on behalf of Scarlett P. Stroud in her capacity as Executrix of the Estate of Andrew B. Stroud. However, as 9 the Court previously admonished counsel, Mr. Robinson has filed pro hac vice applications 10 only on behalf of Scarlett Stroud and the Estate of Andrew B. Stroud. Unless and until Mr. 11 For the Northern District of California Stroud Productions and Enterprises, Inc. (“SPE”) and Andy Stroud, Inc. (“ASI”), in addition to 8 United States District Court 7 Robinson properly files pro hac vice applications on behalf of SPE and ASI, and the Court 12 grants such applications, Mr. Robinson cannot appear on behalf of SPE and ASI and, thus, does 13 not have the authority to file motions on their behalf. 14 Pursuant to Northern District Civil Local Rule 11-3, through his application to appear 15 pro hac vice, Mr. Robinson agreed to abide by the Standards of Professional Conduct set forth 16 in Civil Local Rule 11-4, which includes “practic[ing] with the honesty, care, and decorum 17 required for the fair and efficient administration of justice” and “discharg[ing] his ... obligations 18 to his ... client and the Court.” Mr. Robinson is admonished that if he continues to disregard 19 Orders of the Court or not practice with care, the Court will revoke his pro hac vice status on 20 behalf of Ms. Stroud and the Estate. 21 IT IS SO ORDERED. 22 23 Dated: April 2, 2013 JEFFREY S. WHITE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 24 25 26 27 28 2

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