IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
May 6, 2009
M.S., A MINOR, BY AND THROUGH HIS PARENTS AND NATURAL UARDIANS,MICHELLE M.S. AND D.S., PLAINTIFFS
FIRST SERGEANT STEVEN T. BARYLA AND CEDAR BRIDGE MILITARY ACADEMY, DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Christopher C. Conner United States District Judge
AND NOW, this 6th day of May, 2009, upon consideration of the motion (Doc. 8) to withdraw as counsel for defendants filed by Tara L. Yodice, Esquire ("Attorney Yodice"), and of the order of court (Doc. 9) dated April 14, 2009, and it appearing that the order (Doc. 9) instructed defendant Steven T. Baryla ("Baryla") to file a response on or before May 1, 2009 indicating whether he has retained substitute counsel or desires to proceed pro se, and that the order (Doc. 9) likewise instructed defendant Cedar Bridge Military Academy ("CBMA") to file a response on or before the same date apprising the court of the identity of its replacement counsel,*fn1 and it further appearing that Attorney Yodice served defendants with the order (Doc. 9) via facsimile and first class mail on April 14, 2009, (see Doc. 10), and that neither Baryla nor CBMA has filed a response thereto, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The motion to withdraw (Doc. 8) is GRANTED in part with respect to defendant Baryla. The representation of Attorney Yodice is TERMINATED with respect to Baryla, who shall proceed pro se in the above-captioned matter.
2. Defendant CBMA is DEEMED not to oppose Attorney Yodice's motion (Doc. 8) to withdraw as counsel for CBMA. See L.R. 7.6. CBMA shall retain replacement counsel no later than May 15, 2009. Counsel shall enter an appearance in the above-captioned matter immediately upon retention by CBMA. The court will grant Attorney Yodice's motion (Doc. 8) to withdraw with respect to CBMA upon replacement counsel's entry of appearance. CBMA's failure to comply with the provisions of this paragraph may result in a default judgment of money damages being entered in plaintiffs' favor under Rule 55 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or Rule 83.3.1 of the Local Rules of Court. Failure to respond to this order may impair CBMA's ability to obtain relief from any judgment or order entered as a result of its forbearance from participation in this matter. See FED. R. CIV. P. 60(b).
3. The Clerk of Court is instructed to serve a copy of this order on Baryla and CBMA via certified mail at the following addresses:
Steven T. Baryla 1358 Hooper Avenue Toms River, NJ 08753 Cedar Bridge Military Academy 984 Route 166 Toms River, NJ 08753