IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
May 10, 2010
YASMIN BATES, PLAINTIFF,
DOLGENCORP, INC., ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
This matter comes before the Court for docket control. This case was transferred from the District of Alabama Northern and randomly assigned to District Judge J. Phil Gilbert. Previously, on March 30, 2010, the District of Alabama Northern transferred Deborah Griffiin v. Dolgencorp, Inc., 10-cv-293-DRH to the undersigned Chief Judge. 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 REASSIGNS this case to the undersigned Chief Judge for all further proceedings. All further pleadings shall bear the cause number 10-cv-313-DRH.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
David R Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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