UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 11, 2012
BRANDON MARSHALL, ET.AL.,
AT&T MOBILITY LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
ORDER OF RELATED CASES AND CONSOLIDATION
After review of the parties Stipulation Coordinating Cases for Pretrial Purposes received on December 29, 2011, the Court makes the following Orders:
Examination of the below listed civil actions reveals that these actions are related within the meaning of Local Rule 123(a) (E.D. Cal. 1997). The actions involve many of the same defendants and are based on the same or similar claims, the same property transaction or event, similar questions of fact and the same questions of law, and would therefore entail a substantial duplication of labor if heard by different judges.
Accordingly, the assignment of the matters to the same judge is likely to effect a substantial savings of judicial effort and is also likely to be convenient for the parties. Under the regular practice of this Court, related cases are generally assigned to the district judge and magistrate judge to whom the first filed action was assigned.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 42 the below listed actions are reassigned to Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. and Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows and consolidated for all further proceedings. Any dates currently set in said actions are hereby VACATED.
Plaintiff Name Case No. Judge
Tara Farrell 2:11-CV-02325-GEB-CKD Garland E. Burrell Gretchen Mazzera 2:11-CV-02461-GEB-CKD Garland E. Burrell Hubert Godinez 2:11-CV-02458-GEB-CMK Garland E. Burrell Stuart Ivey 2:11-CV-02322-JAM-EFB John A. Mendez Annalissa 2:11-CV-02382-JAM-CKD John A. Mendez Casaucau Rick Earp et al. 2:11-CV-02654-JAM-GGH John A. Mendez Shahriar Alami 2:11-CV-02769-JAM-EFB John A. Mendez et al.
Justin Goldner 2:11-CV-03163-JAM-CKD John A. Mendez Tamara Adams 2:11-CV-02311-KJM-CMK Kimberly J. Mueller (Ayers)
Caoinlean Arring 2:11-CV-02380-KJM-EFB Kimberly J. Mueller Anthony Poulos 2:11-CV-02414-KJM-DAD Kimberly J. Mueller Sharon Jones 1:11-CV-01452-LJO-GSA Lawrence J. O'Neill Juanita Valadez 1:11-CV-01465-LJO-GSA Lawrence J. O'Neill Lizette Cruz- 1:11-CV-01471-LJO-GSA Lawrence J. O'Neill Jones Joseph Kyle 1:11-CV-01470-LJO-GSA Lawrence J. O'Neill Demers Cesar Arvizu 1:11-CV-01481-LJO-GSA Lawrence J. O'Neill Ebony Villasenor 1:11-CV-01479-LJO-GSA Lawrence J. O'Neill Jackie Cosgrove 1:11-CV-01529-LJO-GSA Lawrence J. O'Neill
Richard Browne 1:11-CV-01575-LJO-GSA Lawrence J. O'Neill Armando 1:11-CV-01576-LJO-GSA Lawrence J. O'Neill Rodriguez Edith Magana et 1:11-CV-01631-LJO-GSA Lawrence J. O'Neill al.
Marc Castillo et 1:11-cv-01862-LJO - Lawrence J. O'Neill al. GSA Brandon Marshall 2:11-CV-02310-MCE-GGH Morrison C. England, Jr. Jonathan Harms 2:11-CV-02323-MCE-CKD Morrison C. England, Jr. Todd Bettencourt 2:11-CV-02326-MCE-DAD Morrison C. England, Jr. Brandon Vickner 2:11-CV-02361-MCE-CKD Morrison C. England, Jr. et al.
Tsz Fung Ho 2:11-CV-02416-MCE-GGH Morrison C. England, Jr. Elizabeth 2:11-CV-02460-MCE-DAD Morrison C. England, Jr. Merrick Carlos Garcia et 2:11-cv-03031-MCE-DAD Morrison C. England, Jr. al.
Salvatore Scire 2:11-CV-02381-WBS-CKD William B. Shubb Fernando Zamudio 2:11-CV-02411-WBS-GGH William B. Shubb
IT IS SO ORDERED.
1. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 42, the above listed actions are consolidated;
2. Case No. 2:11-cv-02310-MCE-GGH is designated as the "master file";
3. The Clerk of the Court is directed to add all complaints and answers filed in the member cases to the master case;
4. The Clerk of the Court is to issue an Order Requiring Joint Status Report due on or before July 11, 2012;
5. The Clerk of the Court is directed to administratively close all member cases; and that the Clerk of the Court make appropriate adjustment in the assignment of civil cases to compensate for this reassignment; and
6. The parties are directed to file all future pleadings, motions and other filings ONLY in case No. 2:11-cv-02310-MCE-GGH.
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