William J. Gradford v. Rosas et al
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)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
WILLIAM J. GRADFORD,
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
On September 18, 2017, Plaintiff filed this Civil Rights Complaint pursuant to 42
U.S.C. section 1983 against Defendants Rosas, Meservey, and Davis for interfering with
Plaintiff’s outgoing mail and retaliating against him. (ECF No. 1.)
Under Local Rule 123, this case is related to the actions entitled Gradford v.
McDougall, 17-cv-0201-DAD-GSA-PC, and Gradford v. Stanislaus County Sheriff’s
Department, 17-cv-0414-DAD-GSA-PC. These actions are based on the same
underlying facts and involve overlapping questions of law and fact.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
GSA-PC and 17-cv-0414-DAD-GSA-PC;
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;
The new case number shall be:
and all future pleadings and/or correspondence must be so numbered.
Use of an incorrect case number or incorrect judge’s initials may result in
delay in processing documents and distribution of copies to the judge
IT IS SO ORDERED.
December 1, 2017
Michael J. Seng
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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