United States District Court, Northern District of California
June 2, 2003
SEAHORSE RANCH, INC. AND FRIENDLY ACRES, INC., PLAINTIFFS,
THE PENINSULA HUMANE SOCIETY ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Elizabeth D. Laporte, United States District Magistrate Judge
ORDER DISMISSING ACTION WITHOUT PREJUDICE
On April 25, 2003, the Court granted a motion by Berschler Associates P.C. and Arnold I. Berschler to withdraw as counsel for plaintiffs Seahorse Ranch, Inc., and Friendly Acres, Inc. As plaintiffs are corporations, they may appear in federal court only through licensed counsel. Rowland v. California Men's Colony. Unit II Men's Advisory Council, 506 U.S. 194, 202 (1993). Thus, the Court granted plaintiffs until May 30 to obtain new counsel, and ordered that if plaintiffs did not file a substitution of counsel by May 30, the action would be dismissed without prejudice to refiling it whenever plaintiffs were able to retain new counsel.
Plaintiffs have not filed a substitution of counsel. Accordingly, this action is dismissed, without prejudice. The case management conference scheduled for June 3, 2003 is vacated.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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