Block Mining Inc v. Hosting Source LLC

Filing 23

ORDER granting Plaintiff's 6 MOTION to waive geographic requirement in LCR 83.1. Signed by Judge James L. Robart. (SS)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 8 9 10 BLOCK MINING, INC., 11 v. 12 13 ORDER HOSTING SOURCE, LLC, Defendant. 14 15 Plaintiff, CASE NO. C24-0319JLR Before the court is Plaintiff Block Mining, Inc.’s (“Block Mining”) motion to 16 waive Local Civil Rule 83.1(d)(2)’s requirement that local counsel maintain a physical 17 office in this District. (Mot. (Dkt. # 6)); see also Local Rules W.D. Wash. LCR 18 83.1(d)(2). The deadline to respond to the motion has passed and Defendant Hosting 19 Source, LLC (“Hosting Source”) has not filed any opposition papers. 1 (See generally 20 Dkt.) Accordingly, the court exercises its discretion to rule on the motion before the 21 22 1 The court construes Hosting Source’s failure to timely respond as “an admission that the motion has merit.” See Local Rules W.D. Wash. LCR 7(b)(2). ORDER - 1 1 noting date. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 1 (stating that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 2 should be construed “to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of every 3 action and proceeding”). 4 The court has reviewed Block Mining’s motion and concludes that waiver is 5 appropriate. The court therefore GRANTS Block Mining’s motion to waive the physical 6 office requirement of LCR 83.1(d)(2) (Dkt. # 6). 7 Dated this 26th day of March, 2024. 8 A JAMES L. ROBART United States District Judge 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 ORDER - 2

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