Hood v. U.S. Government

Filing 5

ORDER of Sua Sponte Referral. Signed by Judge Charles R. Breyer on 4/13/2012. (crblc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/13/2012)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 12 13 14 15 No. C 12-01788 CRB ROBIN HOOD, ORDER OF SUA SPONTE REFERRAL Plaintiff, v. U.S. GOVERNMENT, Defendant. / 16 17 When cases that appear to be related have been assigned to different courts, the judge 18 with the latest-filed case may refer his matter to the other judge for a determination of 19 whether the cases are in fact related. See Local Civil Rule 3-12(c). 20 On behalf of himself and others similarly situated, Plaintiff Robin Hood has charged 21 the United States and others for violations of the Racketeer-Influenced & Corrupt 22 Organizations Act. The Complaint is difficult to interpret. 23 After careful examination of the docket, this Court has determined that Hood’s action 24 might be related to Robin Hood, et al. v. U.S. Government, Banking Industry. et al., No. 12- 25 1542 (“Robin Hood I”). 26 Hood filed Robin Hood I on March 27, 2012, and was assigned to Judge Susan Illston. 27 Hood then filed this case on April 10, 2012. He additionally notified this Court of his desire 28 to proceed before Judge Illston. See Declination to Proceed (dkt. 3). 1 Accordingly, pursuant to Rule 3-12(c), the Court refers this case straightway to the 2 Honorable Judge Susan Illston for a determination of whether this action relates to Robin 3 Hood, et al. v. U.S. Government, Banking Industry, et al., No. 12-1542. 4 IT IS SO ORDERED. 5 6 7 CHARLES R. BREYER UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE Dated: April 13, 2012 8 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 G:\CRBALL\2012\1788\Order of Referral 2.wpd 2

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