Nichols v. Geico Insurance Company
ORDER Of Reference. The Court ORDERS that the above-entitled action be referred to Magistrate Judge Vaughan. Magistrate Judge Theiler is no longer assigned. All future documents filed in this case must bear the cause number 2:18-cv-01253-TL-SKV. Signed by Judge Tana Lin. (LH)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
MERLE NICHOLS on behalf of himself
and all others similarly situated,
CASE NO. 2:18-cv-01253-TL
ORDER OF REFERENCE
GEICO GENERAL INSURANCE
COMPANY, a foreign automobile
This action is assigned to the Honorable Tana Lin, United States District Judge. All
future documents filed in this case must bear the cause number 2:18-cv-01253-TL-SKV. The
Court has reviewed the files and records herein and determined that certain pretrial matters are
appropriate to refer to a Magistrate Judge as described below.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and Local Magistrate Judge Rule (“MJR”) 3(a), the
Court hereby refers to Magistrate Judge S. Kate Vaughan all non-dispositive pretrial matters,
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other than those matters excluded by 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A). Federal Rule of Civil Procedure
72(a) governs any objections to Magistrate Judge Vaughan’s rulings concerning any non-
dispositive motions. See also MJR 3(b). Magistrate Judge Theiler is no longer assigned.
Accordingly, the Court ORDERS that the above-entitled action be referred to Magistrate
Judge Vaughan for the specific purposes and types of motions described herein. The Court
further DIRECTS and EMPOWERS Magistrate Judge Vaughan to conduct hearings and make further
necessary orders consistent with 28 U.S.C. § 636, the local rules, and this Order.
Dated this 6th day of May 2022.
United States District Judge
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