IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
June 2, 2005
MARY DEATHERGE, PLAINTIFF,
DAVID ROTH ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
The above-captioned case, removed to this Court on April 26, 2006, is related to and shares common issues with the earlier-filed case of Deatherge v. Roth et al., No. 05-CV-107-MJR. That case was before the Honorable Michael J. Reagan. The instant case is pending before the undersigned District Judge. Cognizant of the Seventh Circuit's position that related cases filed within the same U.S. District Court should be transferred to (or consolidated before) a single District Judge, see, e.g. Smith v. Check-N-Go of Illinois, Inc., 200 F.3d 511, 513 n.1 (7th Cir. 1999); Blair v. Equifax Check Services, Inc., 181 F.3d 832, 839 (7th Cir. 1999), the Court TRANSFERS the above case to Judge Reagan for further proceedings. All further pleadings shall bear the case number 06-CV-327-MJR.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon United States District Judge
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