IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
March 5, 2007
WILLIAM BURCH, PLAINTIFF,
CHAMPION LABORATORIES, INC., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gilbert, District Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter comes before the Court on defendant's motion to consolidate this case into Champion Laboratories, Inc. v. Burch, Case No. 06-4031 (S.D. Ill) (Doc. 49). Plaintiff has responded to this motion (Doc. 51) and with that response, requested a bifurcated trial. Defendant opposes plaintiff's request for a bifurcated trial.
For the reasons stated in defendant's motion, and pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 42, the motion to consolidate is GRANTED. This matter is consolidated into Case No. 06-4031-JPG. All future pleadings in the matter shall be filed in Case No. 06-4031-JPG. The Court RESERVES RULING on Burch's request for a bifurcated trial.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
J. PHIL GILBERT U.S. District Judge
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