IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 20, 2011
DOUGLAS C. DUIN,
DALE ELAINE MCCORMICK;
ESTATE OF ROBERT A. MCCORMICK, DECEASED; JOHN G. STEFFES
ALL STATE INSURANCE COMPANY, AN ILLINOIS CORPORATION,
JOHN STEFFES AND DOUGLAS C. DUIN,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
RELATED CASE ORDER
Documents were recently filed in the above-entitled actions concerning whether the actions are related within the meaning of Local Rule 123. Examination of the actions reveals they are related within this rule. Under the regular practice of this Court, related cases generally are assigned to the judge and magistrate judge to whom the first-filed action was assigned. Therefore, action No. 2:11-cv-00249-GGH is reassigned to Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr., and Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan for all further proceedings, and all dates currently set in the reassigned case are VACATED. Henceforth the caption on documents filed in the reassigned case shall show the initials "GEBEFB."
Further, a Status Conference is scheduled in action No. 2:11-cv-00249 before the undersigned judge on July 18, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. A joint status report shall be filed no later than fourteen (14) days prior.*fn1
The Clerk of the Court shall make appropriate adjustment in the assignment of civil cases to compensate for this reassignment.