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Slama v. City of Madera

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


September 2, 2008

ANTHONY SLAMA, PLAINTIFF,
v.
CITY OF MADERA, MADERA POLICE DEPT., OFFICER CHAVEZ, OFFICER SHEKIANIAN, AND DOES 1 THROUGH 100, DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gary S. Austin United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER REGARDING DECLARATION OF ATTORNEY BRENDA C. HOOK (Document 15)

On August 28, 2008, Plaintiff filed an Amended Complaint in this matter.*fn1 In addition to the amended complaint, Plaintiff filed the declaration of attorney Brenda C. Hook. (Doc. 15). In her declaration, Ms. Hook indicates she signed a substitution of attorney purporting to substitute her out of this matter, but that such substitution of attorney was not filed. Declaration of Brenda C. Hook ("Hook Declaration"), at ¶¶ 3, 6. Ms. Hook declares that she filed the amended complaint as a "professional courtesy in order to preserve Mr. Slama's lawsuit against the City of Madera, et al." Hook Declaration, at ¶ 8.

Ms. Hook further represents that she does not believe that she can continue on this case. Hook Declaration, at ¶ 9. However, neither Ms. Cook nor her colleague Daniel K. Martin have filed a proposed Substitution of Attorney to substitute counsel for Plaintiff or filed a Motion to Withdraw as Attorney in accordance with Local Rule 83-182. As such, the Court directs Plaintiff's counsel to file: (1) a proposed substitution of attorney; (2) a Motion to Withdraw as Attorney; or (3) a statement that counsel Brenda C. Hook and/or Daniel Martin intend to proceed as counsel of record for Plaintiff. Such filing shall be made by Plaintiff's counsel within fifteen (15) days of the date of this order.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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