Falls v. Katmai Support Services, LLC et al

Filing 28

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr., on 12/14/2014. (ccol, ) [Transferred from Virginia Eastern on 12/5/2014.]

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Richmond Division ANTHONY W. FALLS, Plaintiff, V. Civil CaseNo. 3:14cv315 KATMAI SUPPORT SERVICES, LLC, KATMAI INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, KATMAI GOVERNMENT SERVICES, LLC, and MICHAEL E. BROWN Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION The defendants seek to transfer this case to the United States District Court for the District of Alaska. 28 U.S.C. ยง 1404(a), Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(3). The Court finds the balance tips in favor of transfer because of the parties' attenuated connection to the Eastern District of Virginia, and because the transfer will meet the interests of justice. Accordingly, the Court transfers the case to the District of Alaska. I. Facts Anthony W. Falls formed ICl, Inc., a Delaware corporation, in 1987 to engage in contracting, construction, and project management. In 2006, Falls sold his ICI shares to Cape Fox, an Alaskan company with its principal office in Alaska. Falls signed an Employment Agreement with Cape Fox and remained employed as CEO of ICl. Unfortunately for Falls, the Small Business Administration later terminated ICI's participation in a business development program. Consequently, Michael Brown,' the CEO of Cape Fox, and Katmai Support Services ("KSS") entered into a Management Services Agreement ("MSA") in November 2009. Under ' Brown was originally a defendant in this case, but Falls voluntarily dismissed him. (Dk. No. 20.)

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