Southern California Alliance of POTWs et al., v. United States Environmental Protection Agency et al
RELATED CASE ORDER signed by District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr on 1/17/17 ORDERING that the action denominated 2:16-cv-02960-JAM KJN be reassigned to Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. for all further proceedings, and any dates currently set in 2:16-cv-02960-JAM-KJN are hereby VACATED. The Clerk of the Court is to issue the Initial Pretrial Scheduling Order. Henceforth, the caption on documents filed in the reassigned shall be shown as 2:16-cv-02960-MCE-DB. (Becknal, R)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ALLIANCE
OF PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT
WORKS; and CENTRAL VALLEY
CLEAN WATER ASSOCIATION,
RELATED CASE ORDER
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION AGENCY; and ALEXIS
STRAUSS, ACTING REGIONAL
ADMINISTRATOR, UNITED STATES
AGENCY, REGION IX,
The Court has received the Notice of Related Case filed on January 5, 2017.
Examination of the above-entitled civil actions reveals that these actions are
related within the meaning of Local Rule 123(a) (E.D. Cal. 1997). The actions involve
many of the same defendants and are based on the same or similar claims, the same
property transaction or event, similar questions of fact and the same questions of law,
and would therefore entail a substantial duplication of labor if heard by different judges.
Accordingly, the assignment of the matters to the same judge is likely to effect a
substantial savings of judicial effort and is also likely to be convenient for the parties.
The parties should be aware that relating the cases under Local Rule 123 merely
has the result that both actions are assigned to the same judge; no consolidation of the
action is effected. Under the regular practice of this court, related cases are generally
assigned to the district judge and magistrate judge to whom the first filed action was
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the action denominated 2:16-cv-02960-JAMKJN be reassigned to Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. for all further proceedings, and
any dates currently set in 2:16-cv-02960-JAM-KJN are hereby VACATED. The Clerk of
the Court is to issue the Initial Pretrial Scheduling Order. Henceforth, the caption on
documents filed in the reassigned shall be shown as 2:16-cv-02960-MCE-DB.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of the Court make appropriate
adjustment in the assignment of cases to compensate for this reassignment.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: January 17, 2017
MORRISON C. ENGLAND, JR.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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