ORDER granting 607 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. The law firm of Vincent Powers & Associates (the "Firm") shall immediately mail copies of this Order, by certified mail, to the intervenors as listed in this order. Upon the filing of proof of service, the listed intervenors will be deemed to be proceeding pro se, that is, without the assistance of counsel, unless substitute counsel has entered a written appearance on their behalf. Upon the Firm's submission of proof of service as described in Paragraph 2 of this Order, the Clerk of Court shall terminate the Firm's appearance as counsel for the named intervenors. Ordered by Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett. (JSF)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
JBS USA, LLC,
This matter is before the Court on the Renewed Motion to Withdraw as Counsel filed
by the law firm Vincent Powers & Associates (the “Firm”) (Filing 607.) The Firm wishes
to withdraw as counsel for certain intervenors because communication difficulties, as well
as differences in legal strategy, have hindered its ability to adequately represent those
intervenors. Having considered the matter, the motion to withdraw is granted.
IT IS ORDERED:
The law firm of Vincent Powers & Associates is granted leave to withdraw as counsel
for the following intervenors:
Abdiwali H. Adan
Abdulkadir A. Adan
Farhiya O. Ahmed
Muhubo A. Ahmed
Abdisamad a. Farah
Ahmed Hassen Yusuf
Jama A. Yusuf
The Firm shall immediately mail copies of this Order, by certified mail, to the abovereferenced intervenors. The Firm shall also provide said intervenors, by certified
mail, a letter notifying them that the Firm will no longer be representing them in this
action, and detailing the overall status of this case. The Firm shall transcribe these
documents into Somali before sending them to any non-english speaking intervenor.
The Firm will not be relieved of applicable duties to the Court, those intervenors and
opposing counsel until proof of service is filed showing compliance with this Order,
and listing the names and addresses of the persons to whom the documents were sent.
Upon the filing of proof of service pursuant to Paragraph 2 of this Order, the listed
intervenors will be deemed to be proceeding pro se, that is, without the assistance of
counsel, unless substitute counsel has entered a written appearance on their behalf.
If substitute counsel has not entered a written appearance, each intervenor shall file
a written notice with the Clerk of the Court of his/her current address and telephone
number within fourteen business days of being served with this Order. Any
intervenor may retain substitute counsel at any time, however, until such time as
substitute counsel enters a written appearance, the intervenor shall comply with all
orders of this Court, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Local Rules of
Practice. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in the imposition of
sanctions, including payment of costs and attorney's fees and/or the entry of default.
Upon the Firm’s submission of proof of service as described in Paragraph 2 of this
Order, the Clerk of Court shall terminate the Firm’s appearance as counsel for the
DATED February 3, 2015.
BY THE COURT:
S/ F.A. Gossett
United States Magistrate Judge
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