Can a managing member speak for their LLC in court?

Question Details: I have a friend that owns a LLC. She was sued by someone and instructed to appear in court to represent the llc by the way. She was unable to appear in court and "appeared" over the phone not sure if that makes a difference. After the opposing council said their piece she began to say her piece and the judge instructed her to stop talking and that she "could not speak on behalf of the LLC". The judge also cited some statute but I don't have that right now. I will find out what it is later when I see her in person. Is there a statute that can keep the LLC representative from speaking for it? How are you supposed to defend the LLC that clearly can not speak for itself?

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