Judge: Mark C. Kim, Case: 22LBCV00319, Date: 2023-03-09 Tentative Ruling

Case Number: 22LBCV00319    Hearing Date: March 9, 2023    Dept: S27

Plaintiff seeks an order consolidating 22LBCV00319 with 22LBCV0019.  Plaintiff filed its motion on 12/07/22 and set it for hearing on 1/26/23 in Department S26.  On 1/26/23, S26 denied the motion, finding it should have been filed in Department S27, which has the lower-numbered case.  The Court continued the hearing to 3/09/23 in Department S27.


The motion is denied.  Local Rule 3.3(g)(1) requires cases to be pending in the same department before being consolidated.  22LBCV00319 is pending in Department S26 and 22LBCV00190 (mis-cited as 22LBCV0019 throughout the moving papers) is pending in Department S27.  Notably, on 10/17/22, this Court entered an order finding the cases NOT related.  Absent an order relating the cases, the cases cannot be consolidated. 


Plaintiff is ordered to give notice. 


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