Wesley Corporation et al v. ZOOM T.V. PRODUCTS et al
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)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
WESLEY CORPORATION, et al.,
Case No. 17-10021
ZOOM T.V. PRODUCTS, LLC, et al.,
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.
Case Manager and Deputy Clerk
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