Q Nightclub and Lounge et al v. City of Vancouver et al
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE: Show Cause Response due by 10/4/2017, signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN) Modified on 9/13/2017 (DN). (cc to Kallimanis and Parra)
HONORABLE RONALD B. LEIGHTON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
Q NIGHTCLUB AND LOUNGE, et al.,
CASE NO. C17-5262RBL
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CITY OF VANCOUVER, et al.,
THIS MATTER is before the Court on its own Motion, following the withdrawal of
Plaintiffs’ counsel. [Dkt. #21] Two of the Defendants have since been dismissed. [Dkt. # 25]
Meanwhile, the two individual plaintiffs and the corporate plaintiff have not obtained
new counsel. The individuals are free to represent themselves, pro se, in this matter. But the
corporate Plaintiff—Q Nightclub and Lounge, a Washington corporation”—cannot be
represented by a party who is not an attorney. A corporation may appear in federal court only
through licensed counsel. Rowland v. California Men's Colony, 506 U.S. 194 (1993); see also 28
U.S.C. § 1654.
Plaintiff Q Nightclub and Lounge is therefore ORDERED to SHOW CAUSE within 21
days why its claims should not be dismissed for failure to prosecute. This obligation will be met
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if an attorney licensed and admitted to practice in this District appears on its behalf within that
21 days. Absent one of those responses, Q Nightclub and Lounge’s claims will be DISMISSED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 13th day of September, 2017.
Ronald B. Leighton
United States District Judge
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