Securities and Exchange Commission v. Bivona et al

Filing 180

ORDER by Judge Edward M. Chen Granting 176 Motion to Withdraw as Attorneys of Record. (emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/25/2017)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE 8 COMMISSION, Plaintiff, 9 10 v. JOHN V. BIVONA, et al., 12 For the Northern District of California 11 United States District Court Case No. 16-cv-01386-EMC ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT FRANK MAZZOLA AND RELIEFDEFENDANT MICHELE MAZZOLA’S COUNSELS’ MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS ATTORNEYS OF RECORD Defendants. 13 Docket No. 176 Counsel for Defendant Franz Mazzola and Relief-Defendant Michele Mazzola move to 14 withdraw as attorneys of record on the ground that Defendants have failed to pay the agreed upon 15 attorneys’ fees due and owing. Docket No. 176. Failure to pay attorneys’ fees constitutes good 16 cause to withdraw under the California Rules of Professional Conduct. Kirkland v. Golden Boy 17 Promotions, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 198853, *3 (C.D. Cal. May 8, 2013). Defendants do not 18 oppose the instant motion; to the contrary, they previously stipulated to substituting themselves as 19 pro se parties. Docket No. 173. 20 The Court GRANTS the motion to withdraw. Defendants are reminded that pro se parties 21 are expected to comply with all applicable rules, including the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 22 and the Civil Local Rules of this District. 23 This order disposes of Docket No. 176. 24 IT IS SO ORDERED. 25 26 27 28 Dated: April 25, 2017 ______________________________________ EDWARD M. CHEN United States District Judge

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