Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Atlantic v. Huggins -- Shook Hardy Bacon Moves for Admission Pro haec vice -- Beldock Levine Hoffman Opposes

Normally, a lawyer must be admitted to practice in a court before he can appear in a litigation.

Occasionally, an out-of-town lawyer will move to be admitted 'pro haec vice' -- i.e., for one particular case only.

It is normally routine to consent to a motion to be admitted pro haec vice. In Elektra v. Santangelo, Timothy Congrove of Shook Hardy & Bacon made such a motion, and Ms. Santangelo's lawyers -- Beldock Levine & Hoffman did not oppose the motion.

In another case, however, this one pending in Brooklyn federal court -- Atlantic Records v. Huggins -- Beldock Levine & Hoffman has opposed Shook Hardy's motion for one of its lawyers to be admitted pro haec vice, on the ground that Shook Hardy had been interfering with the settlement process and acting in bad faith.

Miller declaration,
Notice of motion, and
Proposed order.

Opposing papers:
Affidavit in opposition.

Exhibits to the opposition papers:
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Exhibit D
Exhibit E
Exhibit F
Exhibit G
Exhibit H

Additionally, Beldock Levine & Hoffman has asked the Magistrate Judge in the case, who has scheduled a settlement conference for October 7th, to require the RIAA to produce a corporate officer of the plaintiffs, with settlement authority, to appear at the settlement conference.

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