May et al v. Strain et al
Order Vacating Case Referral to Magistrate Judge. Signed by Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown on 2/10/2014.(rll, ) (NEF to MJ Wilkinson)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
CORINA MAY, et al.
RODNEY JACK STRAIN, et al.
ORDER TO VACATE REFERRAL
On February 6, 2014, all parties in accordance with the provisions of 28 USC § 636(C),
conferred and thereby waived their right to proceed before United States District Judge Nannette
Jolivette Brown and consented to have the above-captioned matter transferred and referred to
United States Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson, Jr. to conduct any and all further
proceedings in the case, including but not limited to, any and all pre-trial matters, the trial of the
case and entry of final judgement.1 On February 7, 2014, this Court accepted the parties’ consent
to jurisdiction, and ordered the matter assigned to United States Magistrate Judge Joseph C.
Upon further review, the Court has decided that termination of this Court’s jurisdiction
over the matter was improvident considering this Court has already made certain rulings and
issued pertinent orders affecting the disposition of this case, and that this case involves the
presence of numerous and diverse parties, questions of constitutional law, and arguments for
extending, modifying, or reversing existing law or for establishing new law. The Court,
therefore, invokes its power under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 73(b)(3) and 28 U.S.C. §
636(c)(4) to vacate its earlier referral. Accordingly,
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IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Court’s prior order referring the case to Magistrate
Judge Joseph C. Wilkinson is VACATED.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, this 10th day of February, 2014.
NANNETTE JOLIVETTE BROWN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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