UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 18, 2006
CHARLES ABRAHAM, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
SUPER BUY TIRES INC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Nita L. Stormes U.S. Magistrate Judge
ORDER INSTRUCTING DEFENDANT PLAYER WIRE WHEELS LTD TO SERVE ITS COUNSEL WITH A COPY OF THE CONFIDENTIAL STATEMENT PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED TO THE COURT FOR IN CAMERA REVIEW
On December 1, 2006, Vakili & Leus LLP and Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP filed an Ex Parte Application to withdraw as counsel for defendant Player Wire Wheels LTD ("PWW"), citing a breakdown of the attorney-client relationship [Doc. No. 88]. Counsel for PWW served an un-redacted copy of the Ex Parte Application on its client, and at the Court's direction served a redacted copy of the application on Plaintiffs' counsel. (See Proof of Service attached to Defense Counsel's Ex Parte Application, Doc. No. 88-2, executed December 1, 2006.) On December 5, 2006, pursuant to the Court's request, an authorized representative of Player Wire Wheels LTD submitted a written opposition directly to the Court for in camera review. In its submission to the Court, PWW unequivocally opposed its counsel's request to withdraw from representation. On December 12, 2006, the Court denied the application to withdraw [Doc. No. 94]. On December 16, 2006, defense counsel contacted the Court to request a copy of its client's submission to the Court.
Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT Player Wire Wheels shall provide a copy of the written statement of opposition previously submitted to the Court for in camera review directly to its counsel.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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