Central Freight Lines, Inc. v. Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc., et al

Filing 85

ORDER granting attorney David W. Smith's 83 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice and Waiver of Local Counsel Requirement on behalf of non-party Estes Express Lines. Signed by Judge Ricardo S Martinez.(PM) cc: David Smith via ECF ad hoc, Judge Robart, Attorney Admissions Clerk

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 5 6 7 8 CENTRAL FREIGHT LINES, INC., 9 Plaintiff, 10 v. 11 12 LIMITED FULFILLMENT SERVICES, INC., et al., 13 Defendants. 14 15 16 ) ) CASE NO. C17-0814JLR ) ) ) MINUTE ORDER GRANTING WAIVER ) ) ) ) ) ) ) The following MINUTE ORDER is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez, Chief United States District Judge: 17 On March 20, 2018, attorney David W. Smith, filed an application for leave to appear pro 18 19 hac vice on behalf of non-party Estes Express Lines. Dkt. #83. Mr. Smith seeks to appear for 20 this non-party for the limited purpose of moving to quash a subpoena. Id. Accordingly, Mr. 21 Smith seeks a waiver of the local counsel requirement as it would be expensive and inefficient 22 to hire multiple counsel for that limited purpose. Id. The Court agrees with Mr. Smith for the 23 reasons he sets forth. Accordingly, the Court GRANTS Mr. Smith’s request for a waiver of the 24 25 local counsel requirement and will allow him to appear pro hac vice without associating local 26 counsel. 27 28 MINUTE ORDER PAGE - 1 1 Mr. Smith is reminded that he is expected to be familiar with and follow the Court’s Local 2 Rules and any specific rules and orders of the presiding judge in this matter, the Honorable James 3 L. Robart. 4 The Clerk shall send a copy of this Order to Mr. Smith, Judge Robart and to all appearing 5 counsel. 6 7 DATED this 21st day of March, 2018. 8 WILLIAM McCOOL, Clerk 9 By: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 MINUTE ORDER PAGE - 2 /s/ Paula McNabb Deputy Clerk

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