Danubis Group, LLC v. Landmark American Insurance Company
ORDER striking 228 Motion for Court intervention in apparent dispute between Danubis Group, LLC and/or Borivoje Radulovic and John Y. Benford. Signed by Magistrate Judge Thomas B. Smith on 1/8/2018. (Smith, Thomas)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
DANUBIS GROUP, LLC,
Case No: 6:14-cv-32-Orl-37TBS
LANDMARK AMERICAN INSURANCE
ORDER TO STRIKE
Before the Court is a paper entitled; “Plaintiff Danubis Group, LLC’s Objection to
Magistrates December 20th, 2017 Report and Recommendation – with incorporatedRequest for Court’s Intervention in Plaintiff Counsel’s (1) Refusal To Abide By Court
Orders; And (2) Refusal To Comply With Plaintiff's Repeated Demands That Present
Counsel John Yates Benford Motion The Court To Withdraw, So That Plaintiff May Retain
Substitute Counsel To Protect And Represent It's Interests, Including The Ongoing Matter
Of Attorney's Fees Presently Before The Court Based Upon The Court's December 20th,
2017 Report And Recommendation” (Doc. 228). The paper was filed by Borivoje
Radulovic, “pro se, as managing member of Plaintiff Danubis Group, LLC.” The Clerk is
directed to STRIKE this paper, as unauthorized.
To the extent Mr. Radulovic is attempting to appear on behalf of Plaintiff, such an
appearance is prohibited. He has been previously informed that as a limited liability
company, Plaintiff may not take actions in this case except through an attorney who is a
member of the bar of this Court (Doc. 221). Local Rule 2.03(e) (“A corporation may
appear and be heard only through counsel admitted to practice in the Court pursuant to
Rule 2.01 or Rule 2.02.”); see also Energy Lighting Mgmt., LLC v. Kinder, 363 F. Supp.
2d 1331, 1332 (M.D. Fla. 2005) (applying Local Rule 2.03(e) to limited liability
companies). Mr. Radulovic is not a member of the bar of this Court and is therefore not
qualified to represent Danubis. His pro se filing (which, in any event, does not present any
substantive objection to the findings in the Report and Recommendation), cannot serve
as a filing on behalf of Plaintiff.
To the extent the paper incorporates a request by Mr. Radulovic for the Court to
intervene in Plaintiff’s relationship with its counsel, this, too, is unauthorized. Mr.
Radulovic is not a party to this litigation and has no standing to be heard here. To the
extent the company has a dispute with its lawyer, there is no showing that the Court has
jurisdiction over such dispute, or that this case is the appropriate forum for resolution of
DONE and ORDERED in Orlando, Florida on January 8, 2018.
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