UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
May 10, 2013
KEVIN L. JEFFERSON, PLAINTIFF,
EDWARD ROSE, POLICE OFFICER, SHIELD NO. 5096, POLICE OFFICER CRONIN, JOHN DOE PATROL UNIT 314, BARRY BOE, PATROL UNIT 323A DRIVER, FREDDY FOE PATROL UNIT 323A PASSENGER, JERRY JOE PATROL UNIT 3-10, COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, DEFENDANTS. KEVIN L. JEFFERSON, PLAINTIFF,
POLICE OFFICER CONYE, EDWARD WEBBER, SUFFOLK COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Seybert, District Judge:
The Court finds that the issues in both of the above-captioned cases are identical and that consolidation is warranted to avoid the duplicative and unnecessary use of judicial resources. See FED. R. CIV. P. 42(a). As such, the Court sua sponte ORDERS that Jefferson v. Rose, No. 12-CV-1334, and Jefferson v. Conye, No. 13-CV-2454, be consolidated. All future filings are to be docketed in the earlier-filed case, case number 12-CV-1334. Further, the discovery schedule set by the Court at May 3, 2013 conference in case number 13-CV-2454 shall govern this consolidated action. Accordingly, Plaintiff's motion to compel, filed in case number 12-CV-1334, is hereby DENIED AS MOOT.
The Clerk of the Court is directed to: (1) consolidate these matters, (2) mark case number 13-CV-2454 closed, and (3) mail a copy of this Order to the pro se Plaintiff.
Joanna Seybert, U.S.D.J.
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