ProMotion Holdings Global Inc v. Parker

Filing 44

ORDER granting plaintiff's 38 Motion to Withdraw as Attorneys. Attorneys Neal J Philip and Sarah N Turner are withdrawn signed by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour.(RS)

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 10 PROMOTION HOLDINGS GLOBAL, INC., CASE NO. C16-1548-JCC ORDER Plaintiff, 11 v. 12 TARA PARKER, 13 Defendant. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 This matter comes before the Court on Plaintiff’s motion to withdraw and substitute counsel (Dkt. No. 38). Having thoroughly considered the parties’ briefing and the relevant record, the Court finds oral argument unnecessary and hereby GRANTS the motion for the reasons explained herein. Plaintiff’s counsel, Sarah N. Turner and Neal J. Phillip, ask the Court to withdraw from representation pursuant to Local Civil Rule 83.2. Since their motion, Plaintiff has obtained new counsel, Mike Layton. (See Dkt. No. 38.) New counsel represents that he will not be seeking a continuance of the trial date, currently set for October 23, 2017. (Id.) Defendant objects to the motion to withdraw because it is untimely. See W.D. Wash. Local Civ. R. 83.2(b)(1). Under the Local Rules, attorneys are ordinarily permitted to withdraw until sixty days before the discovery cutoff date. Id. Although untimely, the motion to withdraw ORDER PAGE - 1 1 does not prejudice Defendant because Plaintiff has obtained new counsel and does not anticipate 2 a change to the current trial schedule. Granting an untimely motion to withdraw is within the 3 Court’s discretion. For the foregoing reasons, Plaintiff’s motion to withdraw and substitute 4 counsel (Dkt. No. 38) is GRANTED. The withdrawal of counsel is effective immediately. 5 DATED this 9th day of August 2017. A 6 7 8 John C. Coughenour UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ORDER PAGE - 2

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