Mann v Johnson et al
ORDER granting 7 Motion to Consolidate Cases and directing the Clerk to reassign case number 4:15CV00713 to the docket of Judge Kristine G. Baker. Signed by Judge Kristine G. Baker on 01/26/2016. Mr. Mann is directed to comply with Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney's 6 Order. (rhm)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
RANDEEP SINGH MANN,
Case No. 4:15-cv-00710 KGB/JTK
DR. JOHNSON, et al.
RANDEEP SINGH MANN,
Case No. 4:15-cv-00713 SWW/JTK
Plaintiff Randeep Singh Mann, a federal inmate incarcerated at the Terre Haute Federal
Correctional Institution, moves for consolidation of three civil rights actions filed pro se pursuant
to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Bivens v. Six Unknown Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S.
388 (1971) (Dkt. No. 7). Having reviewed the allegations in these cases, the Court finds that
consolidation of two of these actions is appropriate. Therefore, the Court grans in part and
denies in part Mr. Mann’s motion to consolidate cases 1 (Dkt. No. 7). In accordance with the
practice of the Eastern District of Arkansas, the first-filed case (Mann v. Johnson, et al., Case
Mr. Mann filed a motion to consolidate in Mann v. Does, et. al., Case No. 5:15-cv00369 BSM/JTR. United States District Judge Brian Miller denied Mr. Mann’s motion after
finding that Mr. Mann’s claims were factually and legally unrelated to his claims in Mann v. Dr.
Johnson, et al., Case No. 4:15-cv-00710 KGB/JTK and Mann v. Does, Case No. 4:15-cv-713
SWW/JTK. The Court agrees with Judge Miller’s analysis and denies Mr. Mann’s motion to
consolidate these cases with Mann v. Does, et. al., Case No. 5:15-cv-00369 BSM/JTR.
No. 4:15-cv-00710 KGB/JTK) is hereby designated the lead case, and all future pleadings and
filings shall be made and docketed in the lead case.
The Court directs Mr. Mann to comply with Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney’s
earlier Order filed in this action (Dkt. No. 6). If Mr. Mann fails to submit either the $400
statutory filing fee or an in forma pauperis motion within 30 days of the entry date of this Order,
his case may be dismissed pursuant to Local Rule 5.5.
So ordered this 26th day of January, 2016.
Kristine G. Baker
United States District Judge
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