Gilliam v. Johnson et al
ORDER transferring case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Signed by Judge James M. Moody on 2/6/12. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PINE BLUFF DIVISION
Ashley County Sheriff, et al.
Plaintiff, Greg Gilliam, is a pretrial detainee in the Ashley County Detention
Facility. He has filed a pro se § 1983 Complaint alleging that Defendants violated
his constitutional rights by failing to provide him with adequate medical care for a
broken hand. See docket entry #2.
The federal venue statute provides that, in a case that is not based on diversity
jurisdiction, venue is proper in the judicial district where “any defendant resides” or
“a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred.” See
28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). The events giving rise to this action occurred at the Ashley
County Detention Facility. Similarly, the Defendants in this action reside in Ashley
Ashley County is located in the El Dorado Division of the United States District
Court for the Western District of Arkansas. The Court concludes that the interest of
justice will best be served by transferring the case to that federal court. See 28 U.S.C.
§ 1406(a) (providing that 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
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT this case is IMMEDIATELY
TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Western District of
Arkansas, El Dorado Division.
Dated this 6
day of February, 2012.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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