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Sidea Sanders v. Facebook Inc

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN JOSE DIVISION


February 7, 2012

SIDEA SANDERS,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
FACEBOOK INC.,
DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Edward J. Davila Northern District United States District Judge

United States of California

ORDER DENYING MOTION FOR JOINDER (Re: Docket No. 2)

Before the court is Plaintiff's Motion for Joinder pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 20(a)(1). For For the the reasons discussed below, the motion is DENIED. 18

I.BACKGROUND

On December 23, 2011, Plaintiff filed the Complaint in this action. Also on December 23, 2011, Plaintiff filed this Motion for Joinder. 21

On January 11, 2012, Judge Koh referred this case for the purpose of determining whether 22 it was related to the following cases: 11-CV-5699, 11-CV-5700, 11-CV-5701, 11-CV-5763, 11-23 CV-5764, 11-CV-6367. On January 26, 2012, the court determined that these seven cases are 24 related. 25

II.LEGAL STANDARDS

Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 20(a)(1), persons may join in one action as plaintiffs if: (a) they 27 assert any right to relief jointly, severally, or in the alternative with respect to or arising out of the 28 same transaction, occurrence, or series of transactions or occurrences; and (b) any question of law 2 or fact common to all plaintiffs will arise in the action. 3

III.DISCUSSION

The court is unable to determine from Plaintiff's motion what joinder she seeks. Plaintiff's 5 motion states that she "makes this request for joinder in this controversy, due to the efficiency it 6 would provide to this Court and the related claim within the class action already in dispute against 7

Facebook Inc." Docket No. 2. Plaintiff, however, has not identified any additional plaintiffs she 8 seeks to join in this action. Thus, Plaintiff has not provided sufficient information to the court to 9 demonstrate that the requirements of Rule 20(a)(1) are satisfied. Accordingly, 10

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the motion for joinder is DENIED.

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