William J. Gradford v. Rosas et al

Filing 5

ORDER Relating Cases and Reassigning Action to District Judge Dale A. Drozd and Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin; new case number is 1:17-cv-1179 DAD-GSA (PC); ORDERED to relate this case with cases 1:17-cv-201 DAD-GSA (PC) and 1:17-cv-414 DAD-GSA (PC), signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on 12/1/17. (Martin-Gill, S)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 8 9 WILLIAM J. GRADFORD, Plaintiff, 10 11 v. 12 ROSAS, et al., 1: 17-cv-01179-DAD-MJS (PC) New Case No. 1:17-cv-01179-DAD-GSA-PC ORDER RELATING CASES AND REASSIGNING ACTION TO DISTRICT JUDGE DALE A. DROZD AND AND MAGISTRATE JUDGE GARY S. AUSTIN Defendants. 13 14 On September 18, 2017, Plaintiff filed this Civil Rights Complaint pursuant to 42 15 U.S.C. section 1983 against Defendants Rosas, Meservey, and Davis for interfering with 16 Plaintiff’s outgoing mail and retaliating against him. (ECF No. 1.) 17 Under Local Rule 123, this case is related to the actions entitled Gradford v. 18 McDougall, 17-cv-0201-DAD-GSA-PC, and Gradford v. Stanislaus County Sheriff’s 19 Department, 17-cv-0414-DAD-GSA-PC. These actions are based on the same 20 underlying facts and involve overlapping questions of law and fact. 21 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 22 1. 23 24 GSA-PC and 17-cv-0414-DAD-GSA-PC; 2. 25 26 27 The Office of the Clerk shall relate this case with cases 17-cv-0201-DAD- This case shall be assigned to the docket of District Judge Dale A. Drozd and reassigned to the docket of Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin; 3. The new case number shall be: 1:17-cv-01179-DAD-GSA-PC 28 1 1 and all future pleadings and/or correspondence must be so numbered. 2 Use of an incorrect case number or incorrect judge’s initials may result in 3 delay in processing documents and distribution of copies to the judge 4 assigned. 5 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: December 1, 2017 /s/ 8 Michael J. Seng UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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