Judge Richard G. Andrews recently issued what appears from the Court’s docket to have been a sua sponte order directing a defendant to explain why its pro hac vice counsel should not have their admission revoked as a result of filing a reply brief that raised, for the first time, the defendant’s best argument in support of a motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. Funai Electric Co., Ltd. v. Personalized Media Commc’ns, LLC, C.A. No. 15-558-RGA (D. Del. Nov. 6, 2015). The Court also ordered the plaintiff to file a sur-reply addressing the merits of the defendant’s argument.
The full text of the docket order was as follows: