Summers v. Northrop Grumman Corporation
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER DIRECTING Clerk to Unseal 16 Motion by Glenn Summers; DIRECTING plaintiff's counsel to file any motion seeking to withdraw as counsel and a statement regarding the authority upon which they agreed to the stipulation by 7/13 as therein set forth. Signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis on 6/20/2017. (c/m)(hmls, Deputy Clerk)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
* CIVIL ACTION NO. MJG-17-866
NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
The Court has before it The Motion of Plaintiff to Proceed
Without Counsel and Request for Court Appointed Attorney [ECF
In this case, Plaintiff’s counsel of record stipulated on
behalf of Plaintiff to proceed with arbitration and to have the
case stayed pending the results of the arbitration [ECF No. 14].
Plaintiff indicates that he does not wish to proceed in
accordance with the stipulation, has terminated the relationship
with his counsel of record who will be filing a motion to
withdraw, and that he will be proceeding in the case without
He seeks appointment of counsel to represent him in
the instant case.
The instant motion presents issues as to whether Plaintiff
Filed under seal, but unsealed by this Order.
has the legal ability to withdraw from the stipulation.
it presents issues as to whether the Court can, and if it can,
whether it should, appoint counsel to represent Plaintiff suing
Defendant, a nongovernmental adversary in the instant case.
In light of the circumstances here presented:
1. The Clerk shall unseal The Motion of Plaintiff to Proceed
Without Counsel and Request for Court Appointed Attorney
[ECF No. 16].
2. By July 13,2 Paul V. Bennett and Jeffrey J. Sadri shall:
a. File any motion seeking to withdraw as counsel for
Plaintiff, and, if seeking to withdraw as counsel for
b. File a statement regarding the authority upon which
they agreed to the Stipulation to Stay Action Pending
Arbitration [ECF No. 14].
3. By July 20, Defendant shall file its response to the
instant motion and to any filings made by counsel for
Plaintiff pursuant to this Order.
4. By August 4, Plaintiff shall file any reply and shall
file a statement of the basis upon which he contends that
the Court may and should appoint counsel to represent him
in this case.
SO ORDERED, this Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
Marvin J. Garbis
United States District Judge
All date references herein are to the year 2017 unless
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