Freeland Lending, LLC v. RCJS Properties, LLC et al
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)
HONORABLE RONALD B. LEIGHTON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
FREELAND LENDING, LLC,
CASE NO. C17-5383 RBL
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RCJS PROPERTIES, LLC, RICHARD
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.
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IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendants have until January 5, 2018 to both:
1. Obtain licensed counsel to represent RCJS Properties in this matter; and
2. Show cause why the Court should not enter Default Judgment in favor of
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated this 6th day of December, 2017.
Ronald B. Leighton
United States District Judge
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