Williams v. Ledbetter et al

Filing 3

ORDER directing the Clerk of Court to immediately transfer this action to the Western District of Arkansas. Signed by Judge J. Leon Holmes on 3/13/2015. (ljb)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION TIA RAE WILLIAMS, ADC #711778 v. PLAINTIFF NO. 4:15CV00146 JLH CHAD LEDBETTER, Sheriff, Hot Springs County; BO FINLEY, Officer, Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Department; and AARON COLLIER, Lieutenant, Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Department DEFENDANTS ORDER Tia Rae Williams commenced this action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the sheriff and two deputies of the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Department. The complaint provides addresses for all three of them in Malvern, which is in Hot Springs County. Hot Springs County is in the Western District of Arkansas, not the Eastern District. Venue for this action lies in the Western District of Arkansas because the defendants reside in that district and because the events that give rise to this action occurred in that district. 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). When an action is filed in the wrong district, the Court may dismiss the action or transfer it to the district in which it could have been brought. 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a). Therefore, the Court directs the Clerk of Court to transfer this action to the Western District of Arkansas immediately. IT IS SO ORDERED this 13th day of March, 2015. J. LEON HOLMES UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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