Filing 30

ORDER to Appear for Motion Hearing on Plaintiff's Counsel's 25 MOTION to Withdraw. Signed by District Judge Matthew F. Leitman. (HRya)

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Case 4:20-cv-10383-MFL-APP ECF No. 30, PageID.132 Filed 01/10/22 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION MICHAELA LYNN WILLIAMS, Plaintiff, Case No. 20-cv-10383 Hon. Matthew F. Leitman v. CFC FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., et al., Defendants. __________________________________________________________________/ ORDER TO APPEAR FOR MOTION HEARING ON PLAINTIFF’S COUNSEL’S MOTION TO WITHDRAW (ECF No. 25) On February 13, 2020, Plaintiff Michaela Lynn Williams filed this action against the Defendants. (See Compl., ECF No. 1.) Williams is represented by the Francis Mailman Soumilas, P.C. law firm and its attorneys, Geoffrey H. Baskerville and Alexis I. Lehmann. (See Mot., ECF No. 25.) On November 8, 2021, the Francis Mailman Soumilas firm filed a motion to withdraw as Williams’ counsel. (See id.) Counsel explained that despite “numerous attempts to contact [Williams], by telephone, U.S. mail and email,” Williams has “failed to communicate by any means with Counsel.” (Id. at ¶¶ 6-7, PageID.113.) The Court initially scheduled a hearing on counsel’s motion for January 11, 2022. (See Notice of Hearing, ECF No. 27.) On January 10, 2022, the Court issued a new Notice of Hearing that re-scheduled the motion for a video hearing on 1 Case 4:20-cv-10383-MFL-APP ECF No. 30, PageID.133 Filed 01/10/22 Page 2 of 2 February 3, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. (See Notice of Hearing, ECF No. 30.) The Notice of Hearing includes instructions on how to access the video hearing. (See id.) The Court orders that Williams’ current counsel, Defendants’ counsel, and Williams shall all personally attend the February 3, 2022, video hearing on the motion to withdraw. By no later than January 14, 2022, Williams’ current counsel shall (1) serve the Notice of Hearing (ECF No. 30) and this order upon Williams by both email (if possible) and First Class Mail at her last known mailing address and (2) file a proof of service on the docket confirming that it has served Williams with both documents. If Williams does not appear for the video hearing on the motion to withdraw as directed above, the Court may dismiss her Complaint without prejudice. IT IS SO ORDERED. s/Matthew F. Leitman MATTHEW F. LEITMAN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated: January 10, 2022 I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon the parties and/or counsel of record on January 10, 2022, by electronic means and/or ordinary mail. s/Holly A. Ryan Case Manager (810) 341-9764 2

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