IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
October 1, 2007
ESTES EXPRESS LINES, INC., PLAINTIFF,
PEERLESS-PREMIER APPLIANCE CO., DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Reagan, District Judge
Before the Court is Estes Express Lines, Inc.'s and Peerless-Premier Appliance Co.'s joint motion to consolidate cases 07-0361-MJR and 07-0187-MJR.
Accordingly, the Court GRANTS the motion (Doc. 12) and CONSOLIDATES Case No. 07-cv-0361-MJR-DGW into Case No. 07-cv-0187-MJR-CJP. All further filings in both actions shall bear the case number 07-cv-0187-MJR-CJP. As the two cases were assigned to different Magistrate Judges, with Magistrate Judge Proud having the lower-numbered case, the consolidated action now is assigned to Magistrate Judge Clifford J. Proud.
The Court reserves the right to sever the claims if and when severance is appropriate.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
MICHAEL J. REAGAN United States District Judge
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