Das et al v. WMC Mmortgage Corp et al

Filing 131

ORDER DENYING 130 STIPULATION TO SUBSTITUTE COUNSEL. Signed by Judge Lucy H. Koh on 11/14/2011. (lhklc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/14/2011)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 SAN JOSE DIVISION 8 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 MADHVAMUNI K. DAS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. 11 WMC MORTGAGE CORP., et al., 12 Defendants. 13 14 15 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 10-CV-00650-LHK ORDER DENYING STIPULATION TO SUBSTITUTE COUNSEL On November 9, 2011, Defendant Bonafide Financial filed a Stipulation and Order to 16 Substitute their Attorney Out of the Case and Represent Itself. ECF No. 130. Pursuant to Civil 17 Local Rule 3-9(b), a corporation may appear only through a member of the bar of this Court. The 18 stipulation states that “Defendant’s new representative will be itself” and lists Shalini Goyal as the 19 contact person. ECF No. 130, at 2. The stipulation does not represent that Shalini Goyal is a 20 member of the bar of this Court, or even a licensed attorney in any jurisdiction. Id. Accordingly, 21 the Court DENIES Bonafide’s Stipulation. If Bonafide does not obtain counsel within 30 days, 22 Plaintiffs may: (1) file a motion for entry of default within 14 days of Bonafide’s failure to obtain 23 new counsel; and (2) file a motion for default judgment within 30 days of Bonafide’s failure to 24 obtain new counsel. 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. 26 27 Dated: November 14, 2011 _________________________________ LUCY H. KOH United States District Judge 28 1 Case No.: 10-CV-00650-LHK ORDER DENYING STIPULATION TO SUBSTITUTE COUNSEL

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