Stamos, Jr. v. Grounds et al

Filing 13

ORDER OF TRANSFER. Signed by Judge Thelton E. Henderson on 05/13/2013. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(tmi, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/14/2013)

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1 2 3 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 JAMES G. STAMOS, JR., 8 9 10 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 No. C-13-1484 TEH (PR) Plaintiff, ORDER OF TRANSFER vs. DAVID B. LONG, Warden, Ironwood State Prison; RANDY GROUNDS, Warden, Salinas Valley State Prison; and CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, Defendants. / 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiff James G. Stamos, Jr., a state inmate who is currently housed at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) in Soledad, California, has filed a civil rights complaint alleging constitutional violations by staff employed at Ironwood State Prison (ISP), located in Blythe, California, where he was formerly incarcerated. Specifically, Plaintiff alleges that, while he was at ISP, Defendant Warden Long allowed prison officers to frame Plaintiff and, as a result, he was wrongfully housed in Administration Segregation (Ad Seg) for over one year. Doc. #1. He also alleges that, after he was transferred to SVSP, he continued to be wrongfully housed in Ad Seg. Doc. #1. Plaintiff submits the report of the ISP Institutional Classification Committee determining that he shall be placed in Ad Seg. 1 ISP is located in Riverside County, which lies in the 2 Central District of California. 3 events or omissions giving rise to Plaintiff’s claims occurred in 4 the Central District of California. 5 therefore properly lies in the Central District. 6 § 1391(b). 7 Thus, a substantial part of the See 28 U.S.C. § 84(b). Venue See 28 U.S.C. Accordingly, in the interest of justice and pursuant to 28 8 U.S.C. § 1406(a), this action is transferred to the United States 9 District Court for the Central District of California. 10 The Clerk shall transfer this case. All remaining motions 11 are TERMINATED on this Court's docket as no longer pending in this 12 district. 13 14 IT IS SO ORDERED. 15 16 17 DATED 05/13/2013 THELTON E. HENDERSON United States District Judge 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 G:\PRO-SE\TEH\CR.13\Stamos 13-1484 CRTRANS.wpd 27 28 2