Turner v. City of Detroit et al

Filing 11

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)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION ROBERT LEE TURNER, CASE NO. 16-14450 HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH Plaintiff, v. CITY OF DETROIT et al., Defendants. ________________________/ 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 ordinary mail. s/Marcia Beauchemin Deputy Clerk

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