Chapman v. Moore et al
ORDER directing the Clerk of the Court to immediately transfer Plaintiff's entire case file to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 9/27/2017. (mef)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MIKE MOORE, et al.
Plaintiff has submitted this 42 U.S.C. §1983 case for filing in this district. Except in
circumstances not present in this case, federal venue is proper where the events giving rise to the
claim occurred, or where any defendant resides.1 Plaintiff’s allegations involve events that
occurred in Boone County, and Defendants reside there. Boone County is in the Harrison
Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, and this case
should have been brought there. A “district court of a district in which a case is filed 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.”2 Accordingly, the
Clerk of the Court is directed to immediately transfer Plaintiff’s entire case file to the United
States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 27th day of September, 2017.
/s/ Billy Roy Wilson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
See 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b).
See 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a).
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