August 4, 2014
Base Optics Inc.
Yaping Liu et al.,
Dear Counsel and Ms. Liu,
This letter memorializes my bench ruling at today's teleconference, in which I addressed Mr. Williford's Motion to Withdraw as counsel for Defendants Yaping Liu and Argus International Ltd. For the reasons stated in my bench ruling, I granted in part and denied in part this Motion.
More specifically, I granted Mr. Williford's Motion to Withdraw as counsel for the Individual Defendant, Ms. Liu, and denied the Motion as to Argus International Ltd. I further relieved Argus of its responsibility to file an answering brief, and from its obligation to make discovery, separate from the Individual Defendant, Ms. Liu. Argus, however, must be represented at the preliminary injunction hearing scheduled in Dover, Delaware on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 10:00 am. My ruling, moreover, does not relieve The Williford Firm from zealously representing Argus.
If appropriate, Mr. Williford may renew his Motion to Withdraw orally at the conclusion of next week's preliminary injunction hearing.
To the extent the foregoing requires an Order to take effect, IT IS SO ORDERED.
Sam Glasscock III Vice Chancellor