IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
March 7, 2012
TRUSTEES OF CENTRAL LABORERS' PENSION, WELFARE & ANNUITY FUNDS, PLAINTIFF,
SOUTHERN CONTRACTING, INC., AN ILLINOIS CORPORATION, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge:
This matter comes before the Court for purposes of case management. On February 14, 2012, the Court entered an Order granting defense counsel's motion to withdraw (Doc. 23). However, as a corporation cannot litigate in federal court unless represented by a lawyer licensed to practice in that court, United States v. Hagerman, 545 F.3d 579, 581-82 (7th Cir. 2008), the Court noted defendant was required to retain new counsel and file a supplementary entry of appearance within 21 days. Defendant failed to retain new counsel within the requisite 21 days. Accordingly, defendant has until Friday, March 16, 2012, to retain new counsel and enter an entry of appearance, or the Court will not allow it to defend or comment upon the plaintiff's request for damages.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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