IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
September 26, 2012
RICHARD PISONI AND DARREN LINDSEY,
STATE OF ILLINOIS, ILLINOIS STATE POLICE, GREG ROBINSON, JOSEPH KOLLINS, SCOTT KOERNER, ROB HALEY, LANCE HINKLE, CRAIG DEMERAT AND CHARLES TOLBERT,
MARK CAMERON, BRIAN CLEMENTS, BRIAN HOSAPPLE, AND STEVEN KERLEY,
STATE OF ILLINOIS AND STATE OF ILLINOIS POLICE,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Herndon, Chief Judge:
Pending before the Court are motions to consolidate filed in each of the above listed cases (12-0678; Doc. 18) and (12-0755; Doc. 14). Defendants maintain that consolidation of these two cases is appropriate as they involve common questions of law and fact in that both cases are brought pursuant to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"), 29 U.S.C. § 621, et seq and alleged that plaintiffs were subjected to a hostile work environment in violation of the ADEA and were forced to leave the Illinois State Police SWAT team as a result of this alleged discrimination. As of this date, none of the plaintiffs have filed a response to the motions. Pursuant to Local Rule 7.1(g), the Court considers this failure to respond an admission of the merits of the motions. Based on the reasons stated in the motions, the Court GRANTS the motions. The Court CONSOLIDATES these cases for all further proceedings. All further pleadings shall be filed in case number 12-0678-DRH.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Digitally signed by David R. Herndon Date: 2012.09.26 11:34:15 -05'00'
David R. Herndon Chief Judge United States District Court
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