Filing 26

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE granting 24 Motion to Withdraw as Counsel for Plaintiff. (Withdrawing counsel shall notify their clients in-house counsel of this Order and certify to the court that they have done so.) By JUDGE D. BROCK HORNBY. (jib)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MAINE LUKOIL NORTH AMERICA, LLC, PLAINTIFF V. JOHN V. FINOCHETTI, DEFENDANT ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CIVIL NO. 2:16-CV-399-DBH ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE Since no objection has been filed (and the lawyers have notified their client), the motion to withdraw as counsel for plaintiff (ECF No. 24) is GRANTED. Granting the motion leaves this limited liability company without legal representation in this court. Under First Circuit law, an LLC cannot proceed in federal court without counsel of record. Hooper-Haas v. Ziegler Holdings, LLC, 690 F.3d 34, 41 n.2 (1st Cir. 2012); Rowland v. Cal. Men’s Colony, 506 U.S. 194, 201-02 (1993). Accordingly, the plaintiff shall SHOW CAUSE by May 9, 2017, why this case should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. Withdrawing counsel shall notify their client’s in-house counsel of this Order and certify to the court that they have done so. SO ORDERED. DATED THIS 25TH DAY OF APRIL, 2017 /S/D. BROCK HORNBY D. BROCK HORNBY UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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