UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 15, 2009
PACIFIC ROLLFORMING, LLC, PLAINTIFF,
TRAKLOC INTERNATIONAL, LLC, ET DEFENDANTS.
ORDER DENYING APPROVAL OF REQUEST FOR SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL AND RELATED COUNTERCLAIMS.
On January 14, 2009 Defendant Pandora Select Partners, L.P. ("Pandora") filed a Request for substitution of counsel, seeking to replace the law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP ("Gibson Dunn") with the law form of Wilson Petty Kosmo & Turner LLP ("Wilson Petty"). Request for approval is DENIED because Gibson Dunn is not counsel of record for Pandora in this case.
Pandora is represented by a Minneapolis, Minnesota law firm of Anthony Oslund Baer Louwagie & Ross P.A. ("Anthony Oslund"). Anthony Oslund submitted a pro hac vice application pursuant to Civil Local Rule 83.3(c) and designated Gibson Dunn's Irvine, California office as local counsel. The pro hac vice application was denied because the designated local counsel was not local to this district. See Civ. Loc. R. 83.3(c)(5) & (6). Accordingly, Gibson Dunn is not Pandora's counsel of record in this case. If Anthony Oslund wishes to designate Wilson Petty as its local counsel, it may do so by resubmitting a pro hac vice application.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
M. James Lorenz United States District Court Judge
HON. JAN M. ADLER UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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