UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 15, 2013
THE GEO GROUP, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Jennifer L. Thurston United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE WHY THIS MATTER SHOULD NOT BE DISMISSED
For reasons that have been explained by Plaintiff but which are far from clear*fn1 , Plaintiff is proceeding in two cases in this Court based upon the same factual basis and against the same defendants.*fn2 The cases include the instant matter and Edison v. United States of America, case no. 1:12-cv-02026. The latter case appears to include the universe of defendants Plaintiff intends to name and the universe of claims Plaintiff intends to pursue. Thus, it does not appear to the Court that consolidation is expedient or would serve the interest of judicial economy. Instead, it seems that dismissal of the instant action should occur.
Therefore, within 14 days of the date of the filing of this order, Plaintiff, GEO and MTC SHALL show cause in writing why dismissal of this action should not occur. Each party's brief 3 SHALL NOT exceed three pages. 4 5
IT IS SO ORDERED. 6