Wells v. Nasf Van Lines, Inc. et al

Northern District of California, cand-4:2015-cv-02226

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. Show Cause Response due by 1/12/2018. Signed by Judge Kandis A. Westmore on 1/5/2018. (kawlc2, COURT STAFF) (Additional attachment(s) added on 1/5/2018: # {{1}} Certificate/Proof of Service)

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 5 6 STEPHINE M. WELLS, Case No. 15-cv-02226-KAW 7 Plaintiff, ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE 8 v. 9 NASF VAN LINES, INC., et al., 10 Defendants. 11 On November 3, 2017, the Court granted Attorney Jeffrey Nadel's motion to withdraw as 12 Defendant NASF Van Lines, Inc.'s counsel. (Dkt. No. 58 at 1.) In the order, the Court explained Northern District of California United States District Court 13 that "[b]ecause Defendant NASF Van Lines, Inc. is a corporation, it is not able to appear in federal 14 court except by counsel." (Id. at 3.) The Court gave Defendant NASF Van Lines, Inc. 45 days to 15 find substitute counsel, and warned that "[i]f Defendant does not file a substitution of counsel 16 within 45 days, then its answer will be deemed stricken and Plaintiff may move to have default 17 entered against it." (Id. at 3-4.) The Court also ordered Attorney Nadel to serve the withdrawal 18 order on Defendant NASF Van Lines, Inc. and to file a proof of service of such service. (Id. at 4.) 19 As of the date of this order, Attorney Nadel has not filed the required proof of service.1 20 Accordingly, the Court ORDERS Attorney Nadel to show cause, by January 12, 2018, why 21 Attorney Nadel has not filed the proof of service required by the Court's November 3, 2017 order. 22 IT IS SO ORDERED. 23 Dated: January 5, 2018 __________________________________ 24 KANDIS A. WESTMORE 25 United States Magistrate Judge 26 1 27 On November 21, 2017, Attorney Nadel filed a notice of ruling, which incorrectly stated that Defendant NASF Van Lines, Inc. had 30 days to find substitute new counsel. (Dkt. No. 59 at 2.) 28 The notice of ruling does not indicate whether the Court's November 3, 2017 order was served on Defendant NASF Van Lines, Inc., as ordered by the Court.