GENERAL ORDER NO. 22.2
For the purposes of this order, cases shall be deemed related and may be assigned or reassigned if the court determines that the management of the related cases by the same judge is likely to result in a substantial saving of judicial time and effort and does not result in prejudice to any party and the cases have at least one of the following characteristics:
(a) the cases have at least one party in common;
(b) the cases involve the same property;
(c) the cases involve the same issues of fact or law;
(d) the cases involve the same transaction or occurance; or
(e) in class actions, the cases involve one or more of the same classes.