IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 28, 2011
SCOTT N. JOHNSON,
B.I.G. HILLTOP, LLC, DEFENDANT. SCOTT N. JOHNSON,
B.I.G. COLLEGE GLEN, LLC, DEFENDANT. SCOTT N. JOHNSON,
B.I.G. GARDEN CLUB, LLC, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
RELATED CASE ORDER
It has come to the court's attention that defendant in the case captioned 2:11-cv-00643 has filed a notice of related cases.*fn1 Examination of the above-captioned actions reveals that they are related within the meaning of Local Rule 123(a). These actions involve essentially the same parties, are based on similar claims, and involve similar questions of fact and law. 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 convenient for the parties.
As a result, it is hereby ORDERED that No. 2:10-cv-02411-MCE-EFB is reassigned from the undersigned to District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller and that No. 2:11-cv-00982-KJM-DAD is reassigned from Magistrate Judge Drozd to Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan. Henceforth, the caption on documents filed in No. 2:10-cv-02411 MCE-EFB shall be shown as: No. 2:10-cv-02411-KJM-EFB; and the caption on documents filed in No. 2:11-cv-00982-KJM-DAD shall be shown as: No. 2:11-cv-00982-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.