U.S. Commodity Futures Trading v. Steele et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties are granted leave to propound written discovery only prior to the Rule 16 scheduling conference. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defense counsel will submit any additional documentation supporting his motion for leave to withdraw #37 to my chambers for in camera inspection by 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014. Defense counsel shall also provide a courtesy copy of his submission to Daniel Steele, who may submit an in camera (this means it does not have to be filed or sent to plaintiff) written response to my chambers by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014. Mr. Steele shall provide a courtesy copy of his response to defense counsel. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that there will be a status conference in this matter on May 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 16-South to discuss resolution of the pending motion to withdraw and scheduling issues. Plaintiffs counsel may participate in the hearing by telephone if they so notify my chambers by noon on May 5, 2014. If defendants have not yet retained new counsel to represent them in this matter, defendants are required to attend the hearing in person. Mr. Steele may appear as an authorized representative for the corporate defendant. Defense counsel is responsible for notifying defendants of this Order as well as the May 7, 2014 hearing.. Signed by District Judge Rodney W. Sippel on 3/26/14. (LGK)
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