Smith et al v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation
SUA SPONTE JUDICIAL REFERRAL FOR PURPOSE OF DETERMINING RELATIONSHIP. Objections due within 7 days of the date of this order. Signed by Judge Elizabeth D Laporte on 4/9/2013. (knmS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/10/2013)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
United States District Court
For the Northern District of California
SUA SPONTE JUDICIAL REFERRAL
FOR PURPOSE OF DETERMINING
No. C -12-05255 EDL
Pursuant to Civil Local Rule 3-12(c), this Court, sua sponte, refers the above-captioned case,
filed on October 11, 2012, to the Honorable Judge Laurel Beeler to consider whether this case is
related to Smith v. National Railroad Passenger Corp., C-12-1823 LB. In both cases, Plaintiffs have
sued Defendant for personal injuries sustained in the same train accident. Plaintiff shall file any
response in opposition to or in support of relating the cases within seven (7) calendar days of the
date of this Order.
At the further case management conference on April 4, 2013, Plaintiff’s counsel informed
the Court that the parties in Smith v. National Railroad Passenger Corp., C-12-1823 LB were
scheduled for mediation in May 2013. According to the docket for that case, the mediation is set for
May 21, 2013. Accordingly, as requested by counsel at the further case management conference, the
Court recommends delaying ruling on this sua sponte referral until after May 21, 2013. However,
the timing on a ruling on this referral is in Judge Beeler's discretion.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: April 9, 2013
ELIZABETH D. LAPORTE
United States Chief Magistrate Judge
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