Golden v. Epps et al

Filing 21

ORDER CONSOLIDATING CASES. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker on September 11, 2009. (Harris, M.)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI WESTERN DIVISION CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN V. GABRIEL WALKER, et al. PLAINTIFF CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:08cv156-MTP DEFENDANTS consolidated with CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN V. CHRISTOPHER EPPS, et al. ORDER CONSOLIDATING CASES These matters are before the court sua sponte for consolidation. Having reviewed the complaints in these two related actions, this court finds that consolidation would be appropriate, as the two actions involve common questions of law or fact, as well as many of the same witnesses. Moreover, at a telephonic hearing held on August 25, 2009, the parties indicated that they have no objections to the matters being consolidated. 1 IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that these matters are hereby consolidated for all purposes. All future pleadings and filings shall be filed only in cause no. 2:08cv156. SO ORDERED on this, the 11th day of September, 2009. s/ Michael T. Parker United States Magistrate Judge PLAINTIFF CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:08cv292-DCB-MTP DEFENDANTS "When actions involving a common question of law or fact are pending before the court, it may order a joint hearing or trial of any or all of the matters in issue in the actions; it may order all the actions consolidated; and it may make such orders concerning proceedings therein as may tend to avoid unnecessary costs or delay." Fed. R. Civ. P. 42(a). 1

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