United States District Court, N.D. California
March 3, 2014
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
JOHN C. HOM, Defendant.
ORDER OF SUA SPONTE REFERRAL AS TO WHETHER CASES ARE RELATED.
CHARLES R. BREYER, District Judge.
Northern District of California Civil Local Rule 3-12(c) provides: "Whenever a Judge believes that a case pending before that Judge is related to another case, the Judge may refer the case to the Judge assigned to the earliest-filed case with a request that the Judge assigned to the earliest-filed case consider whether the cases are related."
In reviewing the Motion to Strike (dkt. 22), it has come to the Court's attention that this action appears to be related to the earlier-filed case, John C. Hom, et al. v. United States, No. C 13-02243 WHA (N.D. Cal.). The government specifically argues that "Defendant's position regarding Title 31 FBAR investigations, assessment, and collection is the same here as it was in his earlier Section 6103 complaint filed with this Court. In that case, Judge Alsup granted the United States' Motion to Dismiss...." Mot. to Strike at 7.
Accordingly, pursuant to Rule 3-12(c), this action is REFERRED to the Honorable Judge William H. Alsup for a determination of whether this action is related to John C. Hom, et al. v. United States, No. C 13-02243 WHA (N.D. Cal.).
IT IS SO ORDERED.