Julian III Flores et al v. FCA US LLC

Filing 5

ORDER RELATING AND REASSIGNING CASES signed by District Judge Dale A. Drozd on 4/17/17. (Marrujo, C)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 DENNIS HALL; MICHELLE HALL, 12 13 14 Plaintiffs, v. ORDER RELATING AND REASSIGNING CASES FCA US, LLC, 15 Defendant. 16 17 No. 1:16-cv-00730-DAD-BAM DARLENE GARCIA, Plaintiff, 18 19 20 v. FCA US, LLC, Defendant. 21 22 No. 2:16-cv-02781-MCE-AC LARRY POWELL, 23 24 25 26 No. 1:16-cv-00684-DAD-JLT Plaintiff, v. FCA US, LLC, Defendant. 27 28 1 1 2 No. 2:17-cv-00317-TLN-EFB ROBERT HEFFINGTON, Plaintiff, 3 4 5 v. FCA US, LLC, Defendant. 6 7 No. 2:17-cv-00596-TLN-DB TIMOTHY DURHAM, 8 9 10 Plaintiff, v. FCA US, LLC, 11 Defendant. 12 No. 2:17-cv-00597-WBS-DB 13 LARRY CELESTINE, 14 15 16 Plaintiff, v. FCA US, LLC, 17 Defendant. 18 19 No. 1:17-cv-00419-LJO-MJS EDITH SALINAS, Plaintiff, 20 21 22 23 v. FCA US, LLC, Defendant. 24 25 26 27 28 2 1 2 No. 1:17-cv-00427-DAD-SAB JULIAN III FLORES; ALEJANDRA FLORES, 3 4 5 Plaintiff, v. FCA US, LLC, 6 Defendant. 7 8 No. 1:17-cv-00460-LJO-BAM CARLA SEKULA, Plaintiff, 9 10 11 12 13 v. FCA US, LLC; TULARE SAG, INC. d/b/a LAMPE CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM, Defendants. 14 15 On April 12, 2017, counsel for defendant FCA US LLC, filed a notice of related cases in 16 these actions. The court’s review of the records in the above-referenced actions entitled (1) 17 Darlene Garcia v. FCA US, LLC, Case No. 1:16-cv-00730-DAD-BAM; (2) Larry Powell v. FCA 18 US, LLC, Case No. 2:16-cv-02781-MCE-AC; (3) Robert Heffington v. FCA US, LLC, Case No. 19 2:17-cv-00317-TLN-EFB; (4) Timothy Durham v. FCA US, LLC, Case No. 2:17-cv-00596-TLN- 20 DB; (5) Larry Celestine v. FCA US, LLC, Case No. 2:17-cv-00597-WBS-DB; (6) Edith Salinas v. 21 FCA US, LLC, Case No. 1:17-cv-00419-LJO-MJS; (7) Julian (III) Flores et al. v. FCA US, LCC, 22 Case No. 1:17-cv-00427-DAD-SAB; and (8) Carla Sekula v. FCA US, LLC, et al., Case No. 23 1:17-cv-00460-LJO-BAM reveals that they are related under this court’s Local Rule 123 to the 24 following action pending before the undersigned: Dennis Hall et al. v. FCA US, LLC, Case No. 25 1:16-cv-00684-DAD-JLT. These actions involve the same or similar parties, properties, claims, 26 events, and/or questions of fact or law. In addition, the currently assigned district and magistrate 27 judges in the Garcia, Powell, Heffington, Durham, Celestine, Salinas, Flores, and Sekula actions 28 3 1 have not engaged in this matter in any substantial way.1 Accordingly, assignment of the actions 2 to the undersigned and to Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston will promote efficiency and 3 economy for the court and parties. An order relating cases under this court’s Local Rule 123 merely assigns them to the same 4 5 district judge and magistrate judge, and does not consolidate the cases. Good cause appearing, 6 the court orders that the Garcia, Powell, Heffington, Durham, Celestine, Salinas, Flores, and 7 Sekula actions are reassigned to U.S. District Judge Dale A. Drozd and U.S. Magistrate Judge 8 Jennifer L. Thurston. 9 10 Accordingly, documents filed in the above-referenced actions shall bear the following new case numbers: 11 1:16-cv-00684-DAD-JLT 12 1:16-cv-00730-DAD-JLT 13 2:16-cv-02781-DAD-JLT 14 2:17-cv-00317-DAD-JLT 15 2:17-cv-00596-DAD-JLT 16 2:17-cv-00597-DAD-JLT 17 1:17-cv-00419-DAD-JLT 18 1:17-cv-00427-DAD-JLT 19 1:17-cv-00460-DAD-JLT 20 IT IS SO ORDERED. 21 Dated: April 17, 2017 UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 The lone exception is that the assigned Magistrate Judge in Darlene Garcia v. FCA US, LLC, Case No. 1:16-cv-00730 has already held a scheduling conference and issued a scheduling order. The dates set in that order will remain in effect absent further order of the court. 4

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