Wesley Corporation et al v. ZOOM T.V. PRODUCTS et al

Filing 19

ORDER on Appearances of Local Counsel, setting deadline of 4/11/2017 and setting a ( Scheduling Conference for 4/19/2017 09:00 AM before District Judge Robert H. Cleland) Signed by District Judge Robert H. Cleland. (LWag)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION WESLEY CORPORATION, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Case No. 17-10021 ZOOM T.V. PRODUCTS, LLC, et al., Defendants. / ORDER ON APPEARANCES OF LOCAL COUNSEL Plaintiffs Wesley Corporation and David Hanson filed this action on January 4, 2017, and the matter was reassigned to this court on January 13, 2017. (Dkt. ## 1, 5.) Defendants Zoom T.V. Products, LLC and Idea Village Products Corporation filed a motion to dismiss or for more definite statement on February 20, 2017. (Dkt. # 11.) The court denied Defendants’ motion in its opinion and order entered April 7, 2017. (Dkt. # 18.) A scheduling conference is now required, as is an answer to the complaint. Attorneys for each party have filed appearances, (Dkt. ## 8, 9, 17), but it appears that no attorney of record on either side is an active member of the State Bar of Michigan. Neither party has specified a suitable attorney to appear as local counsel as is required. See E.D. Mich. LR 83.20(f)(1) & (2). Pursuant to the Local Rule, the court will order the parties to specify local counsel, who must then enter an appearance. Failure to do so will require in-person conference and explanation. Accordingly, Each party is hereby ORDERED to specify local counsel and cause the appropriate appearances to be entered on the docket not later than April 11, 2017. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that counsel for a party for whom such a local counsel appearance is not on the court’s docket by the close of business April 11, 2017, must personally appear accompanied by his client or a client’s representative who is empowered to make final litigation decisions, for a scheduling and status conference at The United States District Court 526 Water Street Port Huron, Michigan on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. If all such local counsel appearances are timely filed as ordered herein, the court will determine an alternate scheduling conference date sometime after such appearances are filed. s/Robert H. Cleland ROBERT H. CLELAND UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE / Dated: April 7, 2017 I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to counsel of record on this date, April 7, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail. s/Lisa Wagner Case Manager and Deputy Clerk (810) 292-6522 /

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