Alaska Growth Capital BIDCO, Inc. v. Klawock Oceanside Inc

Filing 15


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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 5 6 7 8 ALASKA GROWTH CAPITAL BIDCO, INC., Plaintiff, 9 10 11 v. KLAWOCK OCEANSIDE, INC., et al., 12 Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) CASE NO. C17-0734RSM MINUTE ORDER STRIKING NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL AND REINSTATING COUNSEL 13 14 15 16 The following MINUTE ORDER is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez, Chief United States District Judge: On May 22, 2017, attorney R. Isaak Hurst of International Maritime Group, PLLC, filed 17 a Notice of Withdrawal of Counsel, purporting to terminate himself as counsel for Defendants 18 19 in this action. Dkt. #14. This Notice of Withdrawal does not at all comport with the Court’s 20 Local Rules. As an initial matter, withdrawal of counsel may only be accomplished with leave 21 of court (with the exception of a change of counsel within the same law firm). Local Civil Rule 22 83.2(b)(1). Further, business entities must be represented by counsel, and any counsel desiring 23 to withdraw representation of a business entity must certify that it has advised the entity of that 24 25 requirement. LCR 83.2(b)(3). Likewise, any attorney desiring to withdraw representation of 26 individuals which will result in such parties proceeding pro se must certify that the individuals 27 have been advised of the withdrawal. LCR 83.2(b)(1). Not only has Mr. Hurst failed to 28 MINUTE ORDER PAGE - 1 1 2 3 4 properly request leave from the Court to withdraw, he has also failed to include any of the required certifications. Accordingly, Mr. Hurst’s Notice of Withdrawal of Counsel (Dkt. #14) is STRICKEN AS IMPROPER, and Mr. Hurst shall be REINSTATED as counsel for Defendants. LCR 5 83.2(b)(6). Unless or until Mr. Hurst files a proper request to withdraw as counsel, comporting 6 7 8 9 10 with the Court’s Local Civil Rule 83.2, his authority and duties as counsel of record shall continue in this matter. The Clerk SHALL send a copy of this Order to all counsel of record, and to Mr. Hurst at the address provided on the Court’s docket. 11 DATED this 23rd day of May, 2017. 12 13 WILLIAM McCOOL, Clerk 14 By: 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 MINUTE ORDER PAGE - 2 /s/ Rhonda Stiles Deputy Clerk

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