IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
November 4, 2010
VERNON C. WHITE, PLAINTIFFS,
MADISON COUNTY, ILLINOIS ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge
On November 2, 2010, Plaintiff filed this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 civil rights suit (Doc. 2). The case was randomly assigned to the undersigned Chief Judge. A review of the pleadings indicates that this case is related to a case that was previously assigned to District Judge Michael J. Reagan. See White v. Madison County, Illinois, 07-CV-716-MJR.. 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 10-0876-MJR.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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