UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
September 6, 2007
TAMMIE LAMPHERE, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF KRISTOPHOR JOHN LAMPHERE, DECEASED, TAMMIE LAMPHERE, INDIVIDUALLY, MARISSA CHACON, INDIVIDUALLY, BY AND THRU HER MOTHER, TAMMIE LAMPHERE, BRIANA CHACON, INDIVIDUALLY, BY AND THROUGH HER MOTHER, TAMMIE LAMPHERE, LINDA KOLM, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF KARL KOLB, DECEASED, LINDA KOLB, INDIVIDUALLY, BRETT KOLB, INDIVIDUALLY, DONALD L. WOMBLE, SR., PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD L. WOMBLE, JR., DECEASED, DONALD L. WOMBLE, SR., INDIVIDUALLY, JEANNE WOMBLE, INDIVIDUALLY, KRISTIN WOOMBLE, INDIVIDUALLY, BY AND THROUGH HER MOTHER, STACEY L. GARDNER, AMBER WOMBLE, INDIVIDUALLY, DONALD L. WOMBLE, III, BY AND THROUGH HIS MOTHER, STACEY L. GARDNER, PLAINTIFFS,
UNITED STATE OF AMERICA, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable Larry Alan Burns United States District Judge
It has come to the court's attention not all captions used for filings in the three cases consolidated under low-numbered case 06cv2174-LAB(JMA) reflect that status. As a result, docketing has not proceeded in accordance with the court's January 22, 2007 Consolidation Order, among other inconsistencies. Most recently, the parties in consolidated case Read, et al. v. United States 06cv2175-LAB(JMA) presented a Stipulation For Dismissal of the claims of the plaintiffs in that case (only) which was processed without regard to the consolidated nature of the action (despite the "related cases" reference in the body of the Stipulation), and without referencing the pendency of a Motion in that case that would be mooted by the stipulated dismissal.
In consideration of the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
1. The parties shall ensure their pleading captions are revised for all future filings to reflect the lead case in this consolidated action is Tammie Lamphere, Personal Representative of the Estate Of Kristophor John Lamphere, deceased et al. v. United States of America06cv2174-LAB(JMA), Consolidated With Barton Leuser, et al. v. United States of America 06cv2192-LAB(JMA), And James Kirby Read, et al. v. United States of America 06cv2175-LAB(JMA).
2. All further filings in this consolidated action shall be docked in the low-numbered case, 06cv2174-LAB(JMA), with a prominent notation placed in each of the three dockets to that effect pursuant to this Order.
3. The viability of the two other related and consolidated cases is not affected by the Stipulation Of Voluntary Dismissal Of Action the Read case plaintiffs and defendant the United States (06cv2175-LAB(JMA)) filed August 30, 2007, on grounds plaintiffs concede they cannot produce proof they filed administrative claims pursuant to the Federal Tort Claims Act, a necessary prerequisite to the exercise of this court's jurisdiction.
4. The court granted the Stipulation For Dismissal of 06cv2175-LAB(JMA), and hereby also DENIES AS MOOT defendant's pending Motion To Dismiss the Read Complaint (Dkt No. 14).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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