IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
March 1, 2006
CATHRYN L. JAEGER, PLAINTIFF,
EVENT RESOURCES PRESENTS, INC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Reagan, District Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Randomly assigned to the Honorable David R. Herndon, the above-captioned case was transferred to the undersigned District Judge three weeks ago as related to an earlier-filed suit, Case No. 05-cv-0479 (Jaeger v. Clear Wing Productions, Inc.). Pending at the time of transfer was Event Resources Presents ("ERP")'s motion to consolidate the two cases (Doc. 10).
On February 15, 2006, the undersigned Judge set a February 28, 2006 deadline for any memoranda opposing consolidation. No such memoranda were filed, and the Court finds that consolidation is appropriate. These two actions clearly involve common questions of law and fact. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 42(a).
Accordingly, the Court GRANTS ERP's February 8, 2006 motion (Doc. 10) and ORDERS these two cases consolidated. ALL FURTHER PLEADINGS MUST BE FILED IN CASE NO. 05-cv-0479-MJR.
For clarity of the pleadings, the Court GRANTS LEAVE for Plaintiff Jaeger to file a First Amended Complaint in Case No. 05-cv-0479 which lists both Defendants. The amended complaint should be filed by March 20, 2006.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
MICHAEL J. REAGAN United States District Judge
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