IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 16, 2007
IN RE BEXTRA AND CELEBREX MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES AND PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Charles R. Breyer United States District Judge
ORDER RE: MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL
This document relates to: Edgille Conley 06-3526
Now pending for decision is the motion of the Becnel Law Firm, LLC to w as ithdraw For For United States District Court United States District Court the the Northern Northern District of District of California California counsel for plaintiff in the above matter. The motion to file the affidavit under seal and for in camera review is GRANTED. After carefully considering the motion, the Court ORDERS PLAINTIFF TO SHOW CAUSE as to why (1) the Becnel Law Firm, LLC's motion to withdraw as counsel of record should not be granted; and (2) plaintiff's lawsuit should not be dismissed for a lack of prosecution. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 41. If plaintiff wishes to contest the withdrawal of counsel and/or dismissal of the plaintiff's lawsuit for failure to prosecute, plaintiff shall notify the Court in writing on or before April 13, 2007 of the reasons the withdrawal should not be granted or the case dismissed. In particular, if plaintiff wishes to proceed with this action, plaintiff shall advise the Court of the name and address of her new counsel or, if plaintiff will be proceeding without a lawyer, plaintiff must advise the Court of how the Court should contact plaintiff. In addition, plaintiff shall advise the Court as to whether plaintiff has completed and served defendants with a plaintiff fact sheet and provided defendants with authorizations for the release of medical records. Plaintiff is warned that plaintiff's failure to communicate with the Court in writing as set forth above may result in dismissal of plaintiff's claims with prejudice. Plaintiff's counsel shall ensure that plaintiff receives a copy of this Order.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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