UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 18, 2010
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, PLAINTIFF,
KOBRA ASSOCIATES, INC. DBA JACK IN THE BOX, DEFENDANT.
IN RE: FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT, INC., DEBTOR
BEVERLY N. MCFARLAND, APPELLANT,
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, APPELLEE.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
Bankruptcy No. 09-40066-C-11
RELATED CASE ORDER
The Court has received the Notice of Related Case filed on April 30, 2010.
Examination of the above-entitled civil actions reveals that these actions are related within the meaning of Local Rule 123(a) (E.D. Cal. 1997). The actions involve many of the same defendants and are based on the same or similar claims, the same property transaction or event, similar questions of fact and the same questions of law, and would therefore entail a substantial duplication of labor if heard by different judges. Accordingly, the assignment of the matters to the same judge is likely to effect a substantial savings of judicial effort and is also likely to be convenient for the parties.
The parties should be aware that relating the cases under Local Rule 123 merely has the result that both actions are assigned to the same judge; no consolidation of the action is effected. Under the regular practice of this court, related cases are generally assigned to the district judge and magistrate judge to whom the first filed action was assigned.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the action denominated 2:10-cv-01032-WBS, Beverly N. McFarland v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is reassigned to Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. for all further proceedings. Henceforth, the caption on documents filed in the reassigned case shall be shown as 2:10-cv-01032-MCE.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court make appropriate adjustment in the assignment of civil cases to compensate for this reassignment.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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