CEON RAYNEIL GORDON VS L A COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATIO



On July 11, 2018, L. Dean Smith, Jr., counsel for plaintiffs (from consolidated case BC651210) Kimberly Walker, April Crawford, and Nevaeh Crawford (hereafter plaintiffs), filed this unopposed motion to be relieved as counsel. The Court considered the moving papers and rules as follows.

Analysis

The motion does not satisfy the mandatory procedural requirements. Specifically, the Court is not convinced that plaintiffs received proper service of the motion. For one, the proof of service does not indicate that plaintiffs were served. For another, although counsel represented that his clients’ last known address was confirmed in the past 30 days by mail, telephone, and conversation, the latter two of which imply direct communication, counsel also represents that his “office has lost communication with [p]laintiffs” and that they “have not returned phone calls [or] respond[ed] to multiple letters . . . .” These conflicting representations cann........