Marvaso et al v. Sanchez
ORDER consolidating cases. Signed by District Judge Linda V. Parker. (DPer)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
GEORGE F. MARVASO, and
Civil Case No. 18-12193
Honorable Linda V. Parker
MARY MARVASO, and
GEORGE F. MARVASO,
Civil Case No. 18-12442
Honorable Linda V. Parker
JOHN ADAMS, MICHAEL J. REDDY,
and MICHAEL J. REDDY SR.,
ORDER CONSOLIDATING CASES AND ADMINISTRATIVELY
CLOSING CIVIL CASE NO. 18-12442
The above-captioned civil rights actions, filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983
and 1988, arise from a May 8, 2013 fire at a restaurant in Westland, Michigan. On
July 13, 2018, George Marvaso, Mary Marvaso. George F. Marvaso, and Sandy
Gaines, through attorney Wolfgang Mueller of the Mueller Law Firm, initiated one
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of these lawsuits against Richard Sanchez, a Detective-Sergeant with the Michigan
State Police Department, Civil Case No. 18-12193. On August 7, 2018, George F.
Marvaso, Mary Marvaso, Sunday Gaines, George Marvaso, and Electric Stick,
Inc., acting pro se, filed a second lawsuit against John Adams, Michael J. Reddy,
Jr., and Michael J. Reddy, Sr., Wayne-Westland current or former officials, Civil
Case No. 18-12442. Attorney Mueller and his law firm now represent Plaintiffs in
this latter case.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42(a)(2) provides that a court may
consolidate actions involving “a common question of law or fact.” Fed. R. Civ. P.
42(a)(1); Cantrell v. GAF Corp., 999 F.2d 1007, 1011 (6th Cir. 1993). The
objective of consolidation is to administer the court’s business with expedition and
economy while providing justice to the parties. Advey v. Celotex Corp., 962 F.2d
1177, 1181 (6th Cir. 1992). Where, as here, the cases are “functionally
equivalent[,]” enabling them to proceed separately will result in largely duplicative
and inefficient efforts. Neither party will be prejudiced by consolidation, and in
fact the parties agree that consolidation is proper.
IT IS ORDERED that these matters are CONSOLIDATED, with Civil
Case No. 18-12193 being the lead case. Civil Case No. 18-12442 is
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ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSED. All future filings shall be docketed solely in
Civil Case No. 18-12193.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
s/ Linda V. Parker
LINDA V. PARKER
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: January 7, 2021
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