UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
May 4, 2012
BRANDON MARSHALL, ET.AL.,
AT&T MOBILITY LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, DEFENDANT.
AT&T MOBILITY SERVICES LLC, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Morrison C. England, Jr. United States District Judge
(and Consolidated Cases)
ORDER OF RELATED CASES AND CONSOLIDATION
After review of the Notice of Related Cases filed on May 2, 2012, the Court makes the following Order:
Examination of the below listed civil action 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. Proc. 42, the action denominated as No. 1:12-cv-00665, Shawn Swanson v. AT&T Mobility Services LLC, is reassigned to Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. and Magistrate Judge Gregory G. Hollows and consolidated for all further proceedings. Any dates currently set in this action are hereby VACATED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
1. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 42, the above listed actions are consolidated;
2. The Clerk of the Court is directed to add all complaints and answers filed in the member case to the master case;
3. The Clerk of the Court is to issue an Order Requiring Joint Status Report due on or before June 4, 2012;
4. The Clerk of the Court is directed to administratively close the member case; and that the Clerk of the Court make appropriate adjustment in the assignment of civil cases to compensate for this reassignment; and
5. 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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