IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 24, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES; ET AL., DEFENDANTS. SIERRA PACIFIC INDUSTRIES; ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, DEFENDANT.
RELATED CASE ORDER
Examination of the above-captioned actions reveals that they are related within the meaning of Local Rule 123(a). Both actions involve similar parties and the same transaction. Accordingly, the assignment of these matters to the same judge is likely to effect a substantial savings of judicial effort and is likely to be more convenient for the parties.
The parties should be aware that relating cases under Rule 123 causes the actions to be assigned to the same judge -- it does not consolidate the actions. Under Rule 123, related cases are generally assigned to the judge and magistrate judge to whom the first filed action was assigned.
As a result, it is hereby ORDERED that CIV S-11-1250 WBS-KJN, is reassigned from Judge Shubb to the undersigned and from Magistrate Judge Newman to Magistrate Judge Brennan. Henceforth, the caption on documents filed in the reassigned case shall be shown as: CIV S-11-1250 KJM-EFB.
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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