Q Nightclub and Lounge et al v. City of Vancouver et al

Filing 26

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)

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HONORABLE RONALD B. LEIGHTON 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 7 8 Q NIGHTCLUB AND LOUNGE, et al., CASE NO. C17-5262RBL 9 Plaintiffs, 10 11 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE v. CITY OF VANCOUVER, et al., 12 Defendants. 13 14 THIS MATTER is before the Court on its own Motion, following the withdrawal of 15 Plaintiffs’ counsel. [Dkt. #21] Two of the Defendants have since been dismissed. [Dkt. # 25] 16 Meanwhile, the two individual plaintiffs and the corporate plaintiff have not obtained 17 new counsel. The individuals are free to represent themselves, pro se, in this matter. But the 18 corporate Plaintiff—Q Nightclub and Lounge, a Washington corporation”—cannot be 19 represented by a party who is not an attorney. A corporation may appear in federal court only 20 through licensed counsel. Rowland v. California Men's Colony, 506 U.S. 194 (1993); see also 28 21 U.S.C. § 1654. 22 23 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 24 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 1 1 if an attorney licensed and admitted to practice in this District appears on its behalf within that 2 21 days. Absent one of those responses, Q Nightclub and Lounge’s claims will be DISMISSED. 3 IT IS SO ORDERED. 4 Dated this 13th day of September, 2017. 6 A 7 Ronald B. Leighton United States District Judge 5 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 2

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