The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, District Judge
Movant Steven M. "Mike" Stout d/b/a Stout's Production ("Stout"), files a Motion for Leave to Intervene (Doc. 77) in the pending garnishment action. Stout brings this Motion pursuant to Section 3013 of the Federal Debt Collection Procedure Act ("FDCPA"). 28 U.S.C. § 3013. Movant also requests the matter be referred to a United States Magistrate Judge, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 3008. The Motion states that the Government has no objection to Stout's requested relief. Further, Defendant has not timely consent or opposed the Motion.
Section 3013 of the FDCPA allows the Court "at any time on its own initiative or the motion of any interested person, and after such notice as it may require, make an order denying, limiting, conditioning, regulating, extending, or modifying the use of any enforcement procedure under this chapter." 28 U.S.C. § 3013. Section 3008 of the FDCPA allows a district court to "assign its duties in proceedings under this chapter to a United States magistrate judge." 28 U.S.C. § 3008.
As this Motion (Doc. 77) is not opposed, it is hereby GRANTED, allowing Stout leave to intervene in the pending garnishment action. Additionally, the Court hereby FINDS:
(a) Movant Steven M. "Mike" Stout is an "interested person" within the meaning of 28 U.S.C. § 3013;
(b) Linda St. Clair, Western Kentucky Petroleum, Inc., Donald J. Lehne, Drennan Cloyd, Stanley Hutchcraft and Dale Witsman also constitute interested parties who possess or may possess claims against the Bi-Petro funds and/or the Crooks Lease/leasehold estate; and
(c) this Court has proper authority to join all interested parties in this case in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 3013.
Signed this 23rd day of January, 2007.
David RHerndon United States District Judge
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