Heller v. L'Oreal USA, Inc.
ORDER that 24 Motion to Withdraw is GRANTED, and attorneys Lori Feldman and Brandon Claus Fernald shall be removed as counsel for plaintiff. The plaintiff shall have until May 4, 2018, in which to retain substitute counsel who shall make an ap pearance in accordance with the requirements of the Local Rules of Practice, or shall file a notice with the court that she will be appearing in this matter pro se, that is, representing herself. The Clerk of the Court shall serve the plaintiff with a copy of this order at her last known address. Signed by Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen on 4/6/2018. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - MMM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
Case No. 2:17-cv-02231-APG-PAL
(Mot WD Atty – ECF No. 24)
L’OREAL USA, INC.,
This matter is before the court on attorney Brandon C. Fernald of Fernald Law Group, LLP,
and Lori Feldman of Geragos & Geragos APC’s Motion to Withdraw as Counsel of Record for
the plaintiff (ECF No. 24) filed March 29, 2018. Defendant filed a Non-Opposition (ECF No. 25)
to the motion March 30, 2018. The motion represents that counsel have raised several concerns
with plaintiff, including her obligation to comply with counsel’s Legal Fee and Representation
Agreement, and that those concerns have not been resolved. Mr. Fernald and Ms. Feldman have
communicated with the client on multiple occasions, notified her of their intention to move to
withdraw and served her with a copy of this motion. Additionally, counsel has provided the case
file to Ms. Heller to enable her to find new counsel. They therefore seek leave to withdraw as
counsel of record.
Having reviewed and considered the matter, and for good cause shown,
IT IS ORDERED:
The Motion to Withdraw (ECF No. 24) is GRANTED, and attorneys Brandon
Fernald of Fernald Law Group, LLP, and Lori Feldman of Geragos & Geragos APC
shall be removed as counsel for plaintiff.
The plaintiff shall have until May 4, 2018, in which to retain substitute counsel
who shall make an appearance in accordance with the requirements of the Local
Rules of Practice, or shall file a notice with the court that she will be appearing in
this matter pro se, that is, representing herself.
Plaintiff=s failure to timely comply with this order by either obtaining substitute
counsel, or filing a notice that she will be appearing in this matter pro se may result
in the imposition of sanctions, which may include a recommendation to the District
Judge that plaintiff=s complaint be dismissed for failure to prosecute. See Fed. R.
Civ. P. 41(b).
The Clerk of the Court shall serve the plaintiff with a copy of this order at her last
9745 Grand Teton Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89166
DATED this 6th day of April, 2018.
PEGGY A. LEEN
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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