Freeland Lending, LLC v. RCJS Properties, LLC et al

Filing 19

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE re 18 Notice of Appearance filed by Richard Sorrels, individually and on behalf of RCJS Properties, LLC; Show Cause Response due by 1/5/2018; signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN) Modified on 12/6/2017 (DN). (cc to Sorrels and RCJS Properties)

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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 FREELAND LENDING, LLC, CASE NO. C17-5383 RBL 9 Plaintiff, 10 11 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE v. RCJS PROPERTIES, LLC, RICHARD SORRELS, 12 Defendants. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 THIS MATTER is before the Court on Freeland Lending’s, LLC’s Motion for Default Judgment [Dkt. 15]. On November 29, 2017, the Clerk filed an Entry of Default after Defendants failed to appear or otherwise defend the present action. On December 4, 2017, Sorrels filed a notice of appearance with the Clerk’s Office purporting to represent both himself and RCJS Properties in a pro se capacity. This notice of appearance was deficient, however, as a corporation may appear in federal court only through licensed counsel. See Rowland v. Cal. Men’s Colony, 506 U.S. 194, 202–03 (1993); Taylor v. Knapp, 871 F.2d 803, 806 (9th Cir. 1989). Accordingly, Sorrels may represent himself only, and must find a licensed attorney to represent RCJS Properties in this matter. 23 24 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 1 1 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants have until January 5, 2018 to both: 2 1. Obtain licensed counsel to represent RCJS Properties in this matter; and 3 2. Show cause why the Court should not enter Default Judgment in favor of 4 Freeland Lending. 5 6 IT IS SO ORDERED. 7 Dated this 6th day of December, 2017. A 8 9 Ronald B. Leighton United States District Judge 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE - 2

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