Edward Rotstein, et al v. Terrafusion, Inc. et al
ORDER STRIKING ANSWER FILED BY MARK CUKIER. Signed by Judge Richard Seeborg on 2/9/17. (cl, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/9/2017)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
TERRAFUSION INTERNATIONAL, INC.,
ORDER STRIKING ANSWER FILED
BY MARK CUKIER
TERRAFUSION, INC., et al.,
United States District Court
Northern District of California
Case No. 15-cv-02993-RS
On February 9, 2017, the Court received a document from Mark Cukier entitled “Answers
for the Purpose of Defending Mark Cukier and Demanding Trial By Jury.” In that document, Mr.
Cukier purports to “deny each and every allegation in the complaint brought against [him].” Mr.
Cukier, however, is not named in the complaint. Moreover, Defendants answered the complaint
more than one and a half years ago and the time to file an answer has long passed. See Fed. R.
Civ. P. 12. In any event, the defendants named in the complaint are corporate entities and, as the
Court has now made abundantly clear, Mr. Cukier may not represent them. See Dkt. No. 44
(citing United States v. High Country Broad. Co., 3 F.3d 1244, 1245 (9th Cir. 1993) (“A
corporation may appear in federal court only through licensed counsel.”); Dkt. No. 51 (same); Dkt.
No. 55 (same). Accordingly, Mr. Cukier’s “Answer” is hereby stricken. Pursuant to the order
granting Zvi Silver’s motion to withdraw as counsel, Mr. Silver is directed to forward this order to
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: February 9, 2017
United States District Judge
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