An approval would allow Holley to officially walk away from the case but the website was told, exclusively, that Judge Stephanie Sautner – who is dealing with Lohan’s most recent troubles – may not sign off on the documents.
“The paperwork has been submitted for Shawn to withdraw from representing Lindsay,” says a source. “However, it needs Judge Sautner’s approval before it becomes official. If she has any concerns that Lohan is having trouble obtaining new counsel, Judge Sautner could order Shawn to remain on the case until that situation is remedied.”
The source continued, “It appears that Lindsay’s new attorney, Mark Heller, who is New York City based, is currently in limbo when it comes to acquiring a law license that will allow him to practice in California. It’s not uncommon at all for a judge to NOT allow an attorney to break ties with a client during an ongoing case. It happens all the time.”
Lohan is scheduled to appear in a California courtroom on Jan. 30 for charges stemming from a car crash in June.