Howell v. United States Department of the Navy et al
ORDER finding that the venue properly lies in the Northern District of Illinois and directing the Clerk of the Court to immediately transfer plaintiff's entire case file to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 7/12/11. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
LITTLE ROCK DIVISION
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY et al.
Plaintiff has submitted this 42 U.S.C. §1983 case for filing in this district. However, from
the facts alleged and the Defendants named, it appears that venue properly lies in the Northern
District of Illinois. 28 U.S.C. §1391(b). Accordingly, the Court finds that the interests of justice
would best be served by transferring this case to the United States District Court for the Northern
District of Illinois, Eastern Division. 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a).1
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT the Clerk of the Court is directed to
IMMEDIATELY TRANSFER PLAINTIFF’S ENTIRE CASE FILE to the United States District
Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 12th day of July, 2011.
/s/Billy Roy Wilson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
“The district court of a district in which is filed a case laying venue in the wrong division
or district shall dismiss, or if it be in the interest of justice, transfer such case to any district or
division in which it could have been brought.” Id.
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