Dushaj v. Mayco International LLC

Filing 17

OPINION and ORDER Granting 15 Motion to Withdraw as Counsel for Plaintiff. Signed by District Judge Judith E. Levy. (SBur)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION Violeta Dushaj, Plaintiff, Case No. 19-cv-10226 Judith E. Levy United States District Judge v. Mayco International LLC, Mag. Judge Elizabeth A. Stafford Defendant. ________________________________/ OPINION AND ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF [15] On September 25, 2019, Attorney Scott P. Batey filed a motion to withdraw as counsel for Plaintiff Violeta Dushaj. (ECF No. 15.) On September 26, 2019, Defendant filed a response stating that Defendant has no objection to Batey’s motion. (ECF No. 16.) Batey alleges “a total breakdown in the attorney-client relationship to the extent that Plaintiff’s counsel can no longer represent Plaintiff.” (ECF No. 15, PageID.60.) The Court finds Batey’s allegations to satisfy the “good cause” standard required for withdrawal. See Ambrose v. Detroit Edison Co., 65 Mich. App. 484, 488 (1975). The Court GRANTS Batey’s motion to withdraw as counsel for Plaintiff. This case is STAYED for thirty days to permit Plaintiff to find new counsel. Batey is ORDERED to provide a copy of this order to Plaintiff. If Plaintiff does not find new counsel within thirty days, Plaintiff is ORDERED to inform the Court, by no later than November 8, 2019, whether she wishes to voluntarily dismiss the case or proceed without counsel. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: October 6, 2019 Ann Arbor, Michigan s/Judith E. Levy JUDITH E. LEVY United States District Judge CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE The undersigned certifies that the foregoing document was served upon counsel of record and any unrepresented parties via the Court’s ECF System to their respective email or First Class U.S. mail addresses disclosed on the Notice of Electronic Filing on October 6, 2019. s/Shawna Burns SHAWNA BURNS Case Manager 2

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