Johnson et al v. PHH Mortgage Corporation et al
OPINION and ORDER. Signed by District Judge Linda V. Parker. (RLou)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
JENNIFER JOHNSON and
Civil Case No. 17-11555
Honorable Linda V. Parker
PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
PINGORA LOAN SERVICING, LLC,
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE
ASSOCIATION, and PRIORITY
RESIDENTIAL SOLUTIONS, INC.,
OPINION AND ORDER
Plaintiffs initiated this lawsuit in state court, challenging the foreclosure of real
property located at 6989 Lexington Drive, West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322.
Defendants removed the lawsuit to federal court on May 16, 2017. On July 14, 2017,
Plaintiffs filed a document with the Court, indicating that their attorney recently was
disbarred and that they need a two-month adjournment to find another attorney. (ECF
No. 10.) The Court construes Plaintiffs’ filing as a motion to withdraw their current
counsel and for a stay of this litigation.
This Court finds good cause for withdrawing current counsel’s representation
of Plaintiffs. The Court will grant Plaintiffs sixty (60) days to seek new counsel.
During that period, this matter will be stayed.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff’s motion to withdraw David Lutz
and David Lutz Law PC as counsel is GRANTED;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the proceedings in this matter are stayed
for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of this Order for Plaintiffs to obtain
substituted counsel. If Plaintiffs secure new counsel, the attorney shall enter his or her
appearance on or before the sixty days expire. After such period, the matter will
move forward, whether Plaintiff is proceeding with newly attained counsel or pro se;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the telephonic scheduling conference
scheduled for July 20, 2017 is CANCELED, to be rescheduled after the sixty days
s/ Linda V. Parker
LINDA V. PARKER
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: July 18, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to counsel of
record and/or pro se parties on this date, July 18, 2017, by electronic and/or U.S. First
s/ R. Loury
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