IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 2, 2011
CARLOS CHAVEZ, JR.; AND JASON MICHAEL SOFRANAC, PLAINTIFFS,
DANAHER CORP.; AND HENNESSEY INDUSTRIES, INC., DEFENDANTS. COSTCO, INC., PLAINTIFF,
DANAHER CORP.; AND HENNESSEY INDUSTRIES, INC., DEFENDANTS.
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 the same defendants and event, are based on the same claim, and involve similar questions of fact. 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.
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-11-2466 MCE-CKD, is reassigned from Judge England to the undersigned and from Magistrate Judge Delaney to Magistrate Judge Newman. Henceforth, the caption on documents filed in the reassigned case shall be shown as: CIV S-11-2466 KJM-KJN.
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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