IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
March 28, 2011
SCOTT N. JOHNSON, PLAINTIFF,
KAMIR, INC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
This matter comes before the court upon the failure of the parties to file a joint status report and the failure of defendants to procure counsel.
28 U.S.C. § 1654 states: "In all courts of the United States the parties may plead and conduct their own cases personally or by counsel as, by the rules of such courts, respectively, are permitted to manage and conduct therein." "It is well established that the privilege to represent oneself pro se provided by § 1654 is personal to the litigant and does not extend to other parties or entities." Simon v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 546 F.3d 661, 664 (9th Cir. 2008). Defendants Kamir, Inc. and Kandahari Trading Co. cannot proceed in this matter pro se.
Defendants are hereby ORDERED to procure counsel within thirty days of entry of this order. Failure to do so will result in the entry of default against defendants.*fn1
In light of this order, plaintiff's status report is hereby STRICKEN. (ECF 12.)
IT IS SO ORDERED.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE