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Excerpt from Court Docket in Hemispherx v. Asensio,
U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
(case ultimately moved to state court)
 
 
2/1/00   111    ORDER THAT COUNSEL FOR THE DEFENDANT IRA SILVERSTEIN, ESQ.
                        INTENDS TO FILE A MOTION TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL,
WE CAUTION
                        DEFENDANT TO HAVE SUBSTITUTE COUNSEL READY TO ENTER THEIR
                       APPEARANCE ETC; DEFENDANT SHALL HAVE 72 HOURS FROM THE
                       FILING OF MR. SILVERSTEIN'S APPLICATION
TO WITHDRAW TO
                       DESIGNATE SUCCEEDING COUNSEL
, AS SOON AS NEW COUNSEL IS
                       OBTAINED, HE OR SHE IS INSTRUCTED TO INITIATE A TELEPHONE
                       CONFERENCE WITH PLAINTIFF'S COUNSEL AND THE COURT TO
                       DISCUSS EXISTING COURT DEADLINES ( SIGNED BY MAGISTRATE
                       JUDGE CHARLES B. SMITH ) 2/2/00 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED
                       AND FAXED. (ph) [Entry date 02/02/00]
             

2/3/00   112   MOTION OF IRA B. SILVERSTEIN TO WITHDRAW AS COUNSEL FOR
                      MANUEL P. ASENSIO, ASENSIO & CO AND ASENSIO.COM, INC.
                      ("ASENSIO") , MEMORANDUM, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (ph)
                      [Entry date 02/04/00]
3/6/00   122   ORDER DENYING MANUEL P. ASENSIO, ET AL'S MOTION REQUESTING
                       PERMISSION FOR MANUEL P. ASENSIO TO APPEAR INDIVIDUALLY,
                       DEFENDANTS ARE IN VIOLATION OF THIS COURT'S ORDER OF
                       2/1/00, REQUIRING THEM TO OBTAIN SUBSTITUTE COUNSEL WITHIN
                       72 HOURS
FROM THE DATE OF PRIOR COUNSEL IRA SILVERSTEIN'S
                       APPLICATION TO WITHDRAW (FILED 2/3/00),
DEFENDANT SHALL
                       AHVE 72 HOURS FROM THE DATE OF THIS ORDER TO OBTAIN
                       SUBSTITUTE COUNSEL AND SHALL BE SANCTIONED IN THE AMOUNT OF
                       $1000 FOR EACH DAY THEREAFTER THAT NEW COUNSEL HAS NOT BEEN
                       OBTAINED,
DEFENDANTS' NEW COUNSEL IS DIRECTED TO CONTACT
                       THE COURT WITHIN 72 HOURS OF BEING RETAINED TO SET UP A
                       CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS THE PLAINTIFF'S PENDING MOTION TO
                       EXTEND DISCOVERY DEADLINES AND ALL OTHER REMAINING PRETRIAL
                       MATTERS ( SIGNED BY JUDGE JOHN R. PADOVA ) 3/7/00 ENTERED
                       AND COPIES MAILED AND FAXED. (ph) [Entry date 03/07/00]