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Civil Practice – Attorneys – Corporate – Failure to Retain Counsel – Scheduling Violations (access required)

Inspirational Network, Inc. v. TMH Telemedia Services Ltd. In federal court, corporations can only litigate through counsel. The corporate defendant dismissed defense counsel the month before trial, and the court allowed counsel to withdraw; at the same time, the court ordered defendant to retain replacement counsel by Nov. 1, 2011, so defendant would be ready for trial as scheduled on Nov. 14, 2011. Defendant failed to retain replacement counsel and failed to comply with the scheduling order.

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