O&R Construction, LLC v. Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation et al

Filing 255

MINUTE ORDER per 254 Stipulation, the Court grants leave for Michael D. McKay, well as his former and current firms, to withdraw as counsel of record for DBCC. The Court further treats this stipulation as a notice of appearance by Charles C Huber on behalf of DBCC. Authorized by Judge Thomas S. Zilly. (PM)

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 4 5 O&R CONSTRUCTION, LLC; DIE-MENSION CORPORATION; VINOTEMP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION; CPRINT, INC.; ALTAFLO, LLC; and FLOW SCIENCES INC., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, 6 7 8 9 Plaintiffs, C12-2184 TSZ 10 MINUTE ORDER v. 11 DUN & BRADSTREET CREDIBILITY CORPORATION; DUN & BRADSTREET CORPORATION; and DUN & BRADSTREET, INC., 12 13 14 15 16 Defendants. The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable Thomas S. Zilly, United States District Judge: (1) The parties have stipulated to the withdrawal of Michael D. McKay of 17 K&L Gates LLP as attorney of record for defendant Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation (“DBCC”). See Stipulation (docket no. 254).1 Both Michael D. McKay and 18 Thomas M. Brennan of McKay Chadwell, PLLC appeared in this action on behalf of DBCC. Notice (docket no. 15). Thomas M. Brennan withdrew on June 26, 2017. See 19 Notice (docket no. 247). No motion was made, however, and no leave was granted pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.2(b), to permit McKay Chadwell, PLLC to withdraw, or 20 to allow K&L Gates LLP to substitute, as counsel for DBCC. Although McKay 21 1 Contrary to the Order entered May 5, 2017, docket no. 241, the parties’ stipulation was improperly 22 captioned and also filed in closed cases C14-855, C14-1021, C14-1288, and C14-1404. 23 MINUTE ORDER - 1 1 Chadwell, PLLC has “closed [its] doors,” with Michael D. McKay moving to K&L Gates LLP and Thomas M. Brennan opening Brennan Legal, PLLC, see http://www.mckay2 chadwell.com, the firm remains “active,” with a registration expiration date of March 31, 2018, see https://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/search_detail.aspx?ubi=601614022. The Court 3 therefore TREATS the parties’ stipulation as seeking leave for Michael D. McKay, as well as his former and current firms, to withdraw as counsel of record for DBCC, and 4 GRANTS such request. Michael D. McKay, McKay Chadwell, PLLC, and K&L Gates LLP are deemed to have withdrawn, effective as of the date of this Minute Order. The 5 Court further TREATS the parties’ stipulation as a notice of appearance by Charles C. Huber of Lane Powell PC on behalf of DBCC, effective as of the date of the parties’ 6 stipulation, September 28, 2017. 7 8 (2) The Clerk is DIRECTED to update the docket accordingly and to send a copy of this Minute Order to all counsel of record. Dated this 12th day of October, 2017. 9 William M. McCool Clerk 10 11 s/Karen Dews Deputy Clerk 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 MINUTE ORDER - 2

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