Stenshoel - Sousa v. United States of America

Filing 24

ORDER by Judge James Donato denying 23 Motion to Relate Cases. (lrcS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 7/1/2016)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 ROZANN M. STENSHOEL - SOUSA, Plaintiff, 8 9 10 ORDER DENYING RELATION OF CASE v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Re: Dkt. No. 23 Defendant. 11 United States District Court Northern District of California Case No. 16-mc-80009-JD 12 13 The Court has received the United States’ motion to consider relating the case United 14 States v. Cade Corporation, No. 16-cv-1996-EJD, currently pending in the Northern District of 15 California before Judge Davila, to Stenshoel-Sousa v. United States, No. 16-mc-80009-JD. Dkt. 16 No. 23. The United States asserts the cases are related because “they concern the same IRS 17 summons” seeking records about Cade Corporation’s ownership. Id. No timely opposition has 18 been filed. 19 The Court denies the motion because it appears that relating the cases at this time may 20 cause, rather than prevent, “an unduly burdensome duplication of labor and expense.” See Civ. 21 L.R. 3-12(a). Judge Davila has already determined that the United States’ petition shows good 22 reasons for enforcement of the summons, issued an order directing Cade Corporation to show 23 cause why it should not be compelled to respond, and set a hearing on the matter for July 7, 2016. 24 Cade, Dkt. No. 3 (N.D. Cal. May 24, 2016). Relating the cases at this time would cause this 25 schedule to be vacated and reset before the Court, causing unnecessary delay, duplication of effort, 26 27 28 1 and expense to the parties. Accordingly, the motion to relate the cases is denied without prejudice, 2 pending the outcome of Judge Davila’s order. 3 4 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: July 1, 2016 5 6 JAMES DONATO United States District Judge 7 8 9 10 United States District Court Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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