IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
December 15, 2011
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
SHINGLETOWN MEDICAL CENTER; ALBERT GORDON LUI, M.D.; DOLLY BROOKS, N.P.,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
RELATED CASE ORDER
Defendant, the United States of America, filed a "Notice of Related Cases" in which it states: "the captioned cases are related within the meaning of Local Rule 83-123 . . . [since b]oth actions involve similar parties and are based on the same claims."
Examination of the above-entitled actions reveals that they are related within the meaning of Local Rule 123. Under the regular practice of this Court, related cases are generally assigned to the judge to whom the first filed action was assigned. Therefore, action 2:11-cv-02803 is reassigned to Judge Garland E. Burrell, Jr. for all further proceedings, and any date currently set in the reassigned case is VACATED. Henceforth the caption on documents filed in the reassigned case shall show the initials "GEB."
Further, a Status Conference is scheduled in 2:11-cv-02803-GEB-CMK before the undersigned judge on February 27, 2012 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.