Doss v. Davis et al
ORDER directing clerk to file complaint and ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE to Eastern District of Arkansas. Signed by Honorable James R. Marschewski on April 4, 2017. (mll) [Transferred from arwd on 4/4/2017.]
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CHRISTOPHER DEWAYNE DOSS
Civil No. 4:17-cv-04019
OFFICER T. DAVIS; OFFICER STAG;
CORPORAL BALDING; SARGEANT
TONYA PARKER; OFFICER GRIFFIN;
OFFICER CREECH; SARGEANT
FULITON; and NURSE ANGLEA FAIN
Christopher Dewayne Doss submitted this pro se action for filing on April 4, 2017 pursuant
to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Clerk is DIRECTED to file the Complaint and in forma pauperis
After a thorough review of the facts alleged and the Defendants named in Plaintiff’s
Complaint, the Court finds that venue properly lies in the Eastern District of Arkansas. In cases
such as this one, venue is proper in the judicial district where the defendants reside or a substantial
part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred. See 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). Here,
Plaintiff’s claims center around the treatment he is receiving while incarcerated in Saline County
Detention Center in Benton, Arkansas, and Plaintiff only names defendants that work in that
facility. Saline County is within the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Accordingly, the Court finds that the interest of justice would best be served by transferring
this case to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. See 28 U.S.C. §
1406(a).1 The Clerk of the Court is DIRECTED to transfer immediately and without delay
Plaintiff’s action and entire case file to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
IT IS SO ORDERED this 4th day of April 2017.
/s/ J. Marschewski
HON. JAMES R. MARSCHEWSKI
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE 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.” 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a).
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