IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 25, 2009
JEFFERY PAUL HORSTMAN, PETITIONER,
MIKE EVANS, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.
Examination of this action and the court's records reveals that the petitioner has previously filed a petition for relief in the same matter.*fn1 (No. 2:06-cv-0900-FCD-CMK (HC).) Pursuant to Local Rule 81-190(d), the above-captioned action is will be reassigned to the Magistrate Judge who considered the prior petition.*fn2
The parties should be aware that reassigning this action under Local Rule 81-190(d) merely has the result that the action is assigned to the District Judge and Magistrate Judge who considered the prior petition; no consolidation of the actions is effected.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This action shall remain assigned to District Judge Frank C. Damrell, Jr. and is reassigned to Magistrate Judge Craig M. Kellison for all further proceedings; henceforth, the caption on documents filed in this action shall be shown as No. 2:08-2602-FCD-CMK (HC); and
2. The Clerk of the Court shall make appropriate adjustment in the assignment of civil cases to compensate for this reassignment.