Western Retek Distributors, Inc. v. Crushtek, LLC et al
ORDER The filing identified as "Show Cause" 25 is stricken. Defendants Crushtek, LLC, and Johann Schmidt shall respond to the motion to compel, filed February 4, 2009, on or before February 27, 2009, failing in which the defendants pleadings shall be stricken and the defendants declared in default, by Judge Richard P. Matsch on 2/24/09. (gmssl, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Senior District Judge Richard P. Matsch Civil Action No. 08-cv-00664-RPM WESTERN RETEK DISRIBUTORS, INC., a Colorado Corporation in good standing; assignee of G.B., LLC, a Colorado Limited Liability Company in good standing, Plaintiff, v. CRUSHTEK, LLC, a Georgia Limited Liability Company and JOHANN SCHMIDT, personally, Defendants.
ORDER STRIKING "SHOW CAUSE" PLEADING
After a hearing held on January 21, 2009, on the motion to withdraw filed by C. Barton Dunn of Schunk & Dunn as counsel for defendants, this Court entered an order granting that motion and issued an order to show cause on defendants Johann Schmidt and Crushtek, LLC, why the plaintiff's motion to compel discovery responses pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 37, filed January 7, 2009, should not be granted. On February 23, 2009, this Court received a communication apparently signed by Johann Schmidt personally and on behalf of Crushtek, LLC, dated February 17, 2009, entitled, "Show Cause." Mr. Schmidt is apparently in custody in the Rusk County Jail in Henderson, Texas, and explains that under the circumstances it will be difficult to obtain new counsel. The Court having already granted Mr. Dunn's motion to withdraw on the ground that there has been no communication from his clients permitting him to proceed in this case and the filing by Mr. Schmidt being of no legal significance, it must be stricken. The plaintiff filed a second motion to compel discovery responses pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 37 on
February 4, 2009, and a certificate of service shows mailing to Mr. Schmidt at his current address and to Crushtek, LLC, at its reported place of business in Duluth, Georgia. Pursuant to Rule 37, the defendant should now be given an opportunity to respond to that motion to compel, noting that Crushtek, LLC, must appear by counsel because it is a limited liability company. It is now ORDERED that the filing identified as "Show Cause" is stricken and it is FURTHER ORDERED that the defendants Crushtek, LLC, and Johann Schmidt shall respond to the motion to compel, filed February 4, 2009, on or before February 27, 2009, failing in which the defendants' pleadings shall be stricken and the defendants declared in default. Dated: February 24th, 2009 BY THE COURT: s/Richard P. Matsch ________________________________ Richard P. Matsch, Senior District Judge
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