Turner v. City of Detroit et al
ORDER requiring plaintiff to substitute counsel or notify court of intention to appear pro se (by 3/13/17). Plaintiff's counsel shall mail copy of this Order on Robert Lee Turner. Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh. (MBea)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
ROBERT LEE TURNER,
CASE NO. 16-14450
HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH
CITY OF DETROIT et al.,
ORDER REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO SUBSTITUTE COUNSEL
OR NOTIFY COURT OF INTENTION TO APPEAR PRO SE
Plaintiff Robert Lee Turner, while represented by counsel, filed this
civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in Wayne County Circuit
Court and defendant City of Detroit removed the action here. The Clerk’s
Office identified plaintiff’s counsel’s law license to be suspended.
Accordingly, the court ordered plaintiff’s counsel to show cause whether he
is properly licensed such that he may represent plaintiff in this court.
Plaintiff’s counsel responded that he is suspended from practicing law in
federal court. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that plaintiff secure new
counsel to file an appearance and a response to defendants’ pending
motions to dismiss on or before March 13, 2017, or advise the court of his
desire to proceed pro se. Should plaintiff elect to represent himself, plaintiff
shall advise the court of his intention to do so and shall file a written
response to defendants’ motions to dismiss on or before March 13, 2017,
and shall provide the court with his mailing address. The failure to comply
with this order shall result in dismissal of this action.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff’s former counsel serve his
client with a copy of this order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: January 26, 2017
s/George Caram Steeh
GEORGE CARAM STEEH
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
Copies of this Order were served upon
attorneys of record on
January 26, 2017, by electronic and/or
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