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Robert Schmidt v. Conagra Foods

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


July 8, 2008

ROBERT SCHMIDT,
PLAINTIFF,
v.
CONAGRA FOODS, INC. AND WEST SIDE SALVAGE, INC.,
DEFENDANTS.

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

ORDER

This matter comes before the Court for case management. A review of the pleadings in this case and the pleadings in cases, Jentz v.ConAgra Foods, et al., 10-0474-MJR and Becker v. ConAgra Foods, et al., 10-952-MJR assigned to District Judge Michael J. Reagan, indicates that these cases arise out of the same grain bin explosion. Cognizant of the Seventh Circuit's position that related cases filed within the same U.S. District Court should be transferred to (or consolidated before) a single District Judge, see, e.g. Smith v. Check-N-Go of Illinois, Inc., 200 F.3d 511, 513 n.1 (7th Cir. 1999); Blair v. Equifax Check Services, Inc., 181 F.3d 832, 839 (7th Cir. 1999), the Court TRANSFERS this case to Judge Reagan for further proceedings. All further pleadings shall bear the cause number 11-CV-0391-MJR.

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Digitally signed by

David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court

Date: 2011.07.08 09:55:18 -05'00'

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