Whitley et al v. The Ritchie Group et al

Filing 67

ORDER granting defendants' 61 Motion to Disqualify Plaintiffs' Counsel and Compel; directing Clerk to terminate this matter, signed by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (SWT) (cc: Deborah Whitley and Jed Whitley via USPS)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 _______________________________________ ) JED W. WHITLEY, et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) v. ) ) THE RITCHIE GROUP, et al., ) ) Defendant. ) _______________________________________) Case No. C17-0673RSL ORDER 13 14 This matter comes before the Court on defendants’ “Motion to Disqualify Plaintiffs’ 15 Counsel and to Compel Plaintiffs to Seek an Order of Substitution to Proceed Pro Se.” Dkt. # 61. 16 Attorney Dean Browning Webb was suspended from practice in this district on November 7, 17 2017. See In re Webb, RD17-0105WTM (Dkt. # 3). The motion to disqualify is therefore 18 GRANTED. Because an order of substitution is not necessary for plaintiffs to proceed pro se, 19 that aspect of the request for relief is DENIED. 20 21 Plaintiffs have voluntarily dismissed all remaining claims against defendants. Dkt. # 66. The Clerk of Court is directed to terminate this matter. 22 23 Dated this 14th day of November, 2017. 24 A Robert S. Lasnik 25 United States District Judge 26 ORDER

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