Helm v. Freedom Mortgage Corporation et al

Filing 37

ORDER Terminating Appearance of Attorney David G. Lutz and Concerning Next Steps in Litigation. Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HMon)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION RODNEY HELM and LINDY HELM, Plaintiffs, Case No. 15-cv-12394 Hon. Matthew F. Leitman v. FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION and LOANCARE, LLC, Defendants. _________________________________/ ORDER TERMINATING APPEARANCE OF ATTORNEY DAVID G. LUTZ AND CONCERNING NEXT STEPS IN LITIGATION Plaintiffs Rodney and Lindy Helm (“Plaintiffs”) are represented by David G. Lutz (“Lutz”) in this action. By written order dated June 21, 2017, Chief Judge Denise Page Hood suspended Lutz from the practice of law before this Court for a period of 18 months. See In Re David Lutz, Case No. 17-mc-50860 (E.D. Mich.), at ECF #1. Given Lutz’s suspension, it is no longer appropriate for him to remain as counsel for Plaintiffs in this action. On September 27, 2017, the Court held a status conference that was attended by Lindy Helm, David Lutz, and counsel for the Defendants. As discussed on the record at the conference, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: (1) The appearance of David G. Lutz in this action is terminated. 1   (2) By not later than November 9, 2017, Plaintiffs Rodney and Lindy Helm shall either (a) have new counsel file an appearance on their behalf or (b) inform the Court that they will represent themselves. If Plaintiffs choose to represent themselves, they shall inform the Clerk of the Court by letter to 231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226. (3) Plaintiffs are advised that failure to comply with paragraph (2) above may result in dismissal of this action. IT IS SO ORDERED.           s/Matthew F. Leitman MATTHEW F. LEITMAN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE   Dated: October 10, 2017 I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties and/or counsel of record on October 10, 2017, by electronic means and/or ordinary mail. s/Holly A. Monda Case Manager (810) 341-9764       2

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