(PC) Blackgold v. CDCR et al

Filing 15

NOTICE of RELATED CASE ORDER signed by Chief District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller on 03/27/2024.(Flores, E)

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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 12 SUTEN BLACKGOLD, A.K.A. MITCHELL QUINTIN GRADY Plaintiff, 13 14 15 v. No. 1:22-cv-00930 KES GSA (PC) NOTICE OF RELATED CASE ORDER CDCR, et al., Defendants 16 17 18 SUTEN BLACKGOLD, A.K.A. MITCHELL QUINTIN GRADY 19 20 21 22 Plaintiff, v. No. 1:23-cv-00782 JLT GSA (PC) NOTICE OF RELATED CASE ORDER HARMON, Defendant. 23 24 Examination of the above-entitled actions reveals that the cases are related within the 25 meaning of Local Rule 123(a). The actions involve the same parties, similar questions of fact, 26 and the same questions of law. Therefore, it would entail a substantial duplication of effort if 27 they were to be heard by different judges. See Local Rule 123(a) (3)-(4). Accordingly, the 28 1 1 assignment of the matters to the same judge is likely to affect a substantial savings of judicial 2 effort and is also likely to be convenient for the parties. 3 The parties should be aware that relating the cases under Local Rule 123 merely has the 4 result that the actions are assigned to the same judge; no consolidation of the actions is effected. 5 Under the regular practice of this Court, related cases are generally assigned to the District Judge 6 and Magistrate Judge to whom the first filed action was assigned. However, in an effort to 7 expedite the resolution of these matters and reduce the backlog of cases in the District, in this 8 case, the first-filed matter will be reassigned to the District Judge who is currently assigned to the 9 second-filed matter. 10 Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 11 1. The matter Blackgold v. CDCR, No. 1:22-cv-00930 KES GSA is hereby 12 REASSIGNED to District Judge Jennifer L. Thurston and Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin for all 13 further proceedings; 14 2. Any dates currently set in the reassigned case are hereby VACATED; 15 3. Henceforth, the caption on documents filed in the reassigned case shall be shown as 16 17 18 19 1:22-cv-00930 JLT GSA, and 4. The Magistrate Judge and District Judge assigned to Case No. 1:23-cv-00782 JLT GSA will remain the same. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall make the appropriate 20 adjustment in the assignment of civil cases in order to compensate for this reassignment. 21 DATED: March 27, 2024. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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