United States District Court, D. South Carolina, Columbia Division
Orlando Ira Brown, on behalf of; International Recovery Services, LLC; International Trade Finance, LLC; Standard Commerce Bank, Plaintiffs,
Synovus Bank; SunTrust Bank, Defendants.
J. GOSSET, UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
a civil action filed by a pro se litigant, Orlando
Ira Brown (“Plaintiff”). Under Local Civil Rule
73.02(B)(2) (D.S.C.), pretrial proceedings in this action
have been referred to the assigned United States Magistrate
28 U.S.C. § 1654 allows individuals to “plead and
conduct their own cases personally, ” the statute does
not extend that right to represent other parties.
“Courts  have interpreted this section to preclude a
corporation from appearing through a lay
representative.” Eagle Assocs. v. Bank of
Montreal, 926 F.2d, 1305, 1308 (2d Cir. 1991)
(collecting cases); see also Ashbaugh v. Corp. of
Bolivar, 481 Fed.Appx. 840 (2012). Thus, International
Recovery Services, LLC; International Trade Finance, LLC; and
Standard Commerce Bank, cannot proceed without counsel in
this action. The named corporate plaintiffs must
obtain counsel within thirty (30) days or they will be
terminated as plaintiffs in this case.
must place the civil action number listed above (C/A No.
3:18-1348-MBS-PJG) on any document provided to the court
pursuant to this order. Any future filings in this
case must be sent to the address below (901 Richland Street,
Columbia, South Carolina 29201). All documents
requiring Plaintiff's signature shall be signed with
Plaintiff's full legal name written in Plaintiff's
own handwriting. Pro se litigants shall not
use the “s/typed name” format used in the
Electronic Case Filing System. In all future filings with
this court, Plaintiff is directed to use letter-sized
(8½ inches by 11 inches) paper only, to write or type
text on one side of a sheet of paper only and not to write or
type on both sides of any sheet of paper. Plaintiff is
further instructed not to write to the edge of the paper, but
to maintain one inch margins on the top, bottom, and sides of
each paper submitted.
is a pro se litigant. Therefore, Plaintiffs
attention is directed to the following important notice:
You are ordered to always keep the Clerk of Court advised
in writing (901 Richland Street, Columbia,
South Carolina 29201) if your address changes for
any reason, so as to assure that orders or other matters that
specify deadlines for you to meet will be received by you.
If, as a result of your failure to comply with this order,
you fail to meet a deadline set by this court,
your case may be dismissed for violating this
order. Therefore, if you have a change of
address before this case is ended, you must comply with this
order by immediately advising the Clerk of Court in writing
of such change of address and providing the court with the
docket number of all pending cases you have filed with this
court. Your failure to do so will not be excused by the
THE CLERK OF COURT:
Clerk of Court shall mail a copy of this order to Plaintiff.
The Office of the Clerk of Court shall not enter any change
of address submitted by Plaintiff which directs that mail be
sent to a person other than Plaintiff unless that person is
an attorney admitted to practice before this court who has
entered a formal appearance.
IS SO ORDERED.
INFORMATION . . . PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
TO PRO SE PARTY OR NONPARTY FILERS
documents that you file with the court will be available to
the public on the internet through PACER (Public Access to
Court Electronic Records) and the court's Electronic Case
Filing System. CERTAIN PERSONAL IDENTIFYING
INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN OR SHOULD BE
REMOVED FROM ALL DOCUMENTS BEFORE YOU SUBMIT THE
DOCUMENTS TO THE COURT FOR FILING.
5.2, Fed. R. Civ. P., provides for privacy protection of
electronic or paper filings made with the court. Rule 5.2
applies to ALL documents submitted
for filing, including pleadings, exhibits to pleadings,
discovery responses, and any other document submitted by any
party or nonparty for filing. Unless otherwise ordered by the
court, a party or nonparty filer should not put certain types
of an individual's personal identifying information in
documents submitted for filing to any United States District
Court. If it is necessary to file a document that already
contains personal identifying information, the personal
identifying information should be “blacked
out” or redacted prior to
submitting the document to the Clerk of Court ...