IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 29, 2009
MOLLIE F. RYNESS, PLAINTIFF,
MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, DEFENDANT.
The "Notice of Withdrawal of Counsel for Mollie F. Ryness, Plaintiff" filed by Ian M. Sammis, Esq. on June 19, 2009, does not comply with the requirements of the applicable Local Rule and is therefore stricken. Counsel is cautioned that "[t]he authority and duty of the attorney of record shall continue until relieved by order of the Court." L.R. 83-182(d) (E.D. Cal.). If leave to withdraw is granted pursuant to a properly noticed motion that conforms to the requirements of the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of California,*fn1 the court will impose such conditions as are deemed appropriate. Id.
On May 8, 2009, the court approved the parties' stipulation and proposed order extending to May 22, 2009 plaintiff's deadline for filing a motion for summary judgment.
Plaintiff's motion is now long overdue. Absent a substantial showing of good cause, plaintiff's motion for summary judgment or remand shall be filed and served on or before July 23, 2009.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that:
1. Plaintiff's "Notice of Withdrawal of Counsel for Mollie F. Ryness, Plaintiff" filed June 19, 2009 (Doc. No. 18) does not comply with the requirements of Local Rule 83-182(d) and is therefore stricken; and
2. Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment or remand shall be filed and served on or before July 23, 2009.