DOE 1-24 et al v. DAVIS et al

Filing 198

ORDER re 171 MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney is GRANTED. 181 MOTION for Leave to File Reply is DENIED as moot. Defendants file (1) notice of appearance by new lawyer, or request more time to find new lawyer, or written notice by STEVEN DAVIS to proceed pro se. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 11/30/2012).). Signed by SENIOR JUDGE STEPHAN P MICKLE on 10/29/2012. (jws)(Copy of order to Defs as directed.)

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Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE DIVISION LYSNER VALCIN et al., Plaintiffs, v. CASE NO.: 1:10cv96-SPM/GRJ STEVEN DAVIS and STEVEN DAVIS FARMS, LLC, Defendants. _____________________________/ ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO WITHDRAW This cause comes before the Court upon Daniel W. Anderson’s Motion to Withdraw as Counsel for Defendants (doc. 171). The Plaintiffs filed a response opposing the motion (doc. 176). The Defendants, Steven Davis and Steven Davis Farms, LLC, also filed an objection to the motion (doc. 178). Mr. Anderson filed a Motion for Leave to Reply to Plaintiffs’ Response in Opposition and Defendants’ Objections to Counsel’s Motion to Withdraw (doc. 181) in which Plaintiffs also responded (doc. 182). A hearing regarding the issue of attorney withdrawal was held on Thursday, October 18, 2012. Upon consideration of the arguments and the evidence, it is hereby: ORDERED AND ADJUDGED: Page 2 of 2 1. The motion to withdraw (doc. 171) is granted. 2. The motion for leave to reply (doc 178) is denied as moot. 3. On or before November 30, 2012, Defendants Steven Davis and Steven Davis Farms, LLC shall respond to this order by (1) filing a notice of appearance by their new lawyer or (2) filing a request for more time to find a new lawyer along with a explanation of why additional time is needed. Defendant Steven Davis may also file a written notice stating that he will proceed pro se, that is, to represent himself in this case by November 30, 2012. 4. The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this order to the Defendants directly: Steven Davis, 11204 NW CR 236, Alachua, Florida 32615 and Steven Davis Farms, LLC, P.O. Box 325, La Crosse, Florida, 32658. DONE AND ORDERED this 29th day of October, 2012. S/ Stephan P. Mickle Stephan P. Mickle Senior United States District Judge CASE NO.: 1:10cv96-SPM/GRJ

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