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Hammond v. Solutia Inc. Employees' Pension Plan

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS


June 2, 2006

JUANITA HAMMOND, ON BEHALF OF HERSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED PLAINTIFF,
v.
SOLUTIA INC. EMPLOYEES' PENSION PLAN, DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge

ORDER

This matter comes before the Court on Applicants' Motion to Intervene (Doc. 49). Applicants in this instance are The Monsanto Company Pension Plan and The Monsanto Company and are currently defendants in a case before this Court, captioned Walker v. Monsanto, Case No. 04-cv-436-DRH. In the Walker case, Applicants have already filed a Motion to Consolidate that action with this case, as well as a case captioned Davis v. Solutia, 05-cv-736-DRH. Therefore, Applicants wish to intervene in this case for the express purpose of filing that same Motion to Consolidate.

On its face, the instant matter seems appropriate for intervention pursuant to FEDERAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 24(b)(2). Further, the parties in the instant matter do not object to Applicants' Motion to Intervene. Accordingly, the Court GRANTS Applicants' Motion to Intervene (Doc. 49) for the purpose of filing their Motion to Consolidate. Applicants will now be referred to as "Plaintiff-Intervenors."

Attached as exhibits to their Motion to Intervene (Doc. 49) was Plaintiff-Intervenors' proposed Motion to Consolidate and supporting memorandum. Plaintiff-Intervenors are hereby allowed to electronically file this motion and supporting memorandum, as it will not be deemed filed instanter.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

David R Herndon United States District Judge

20060602

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