Carter v. Furgusion et al
ORDER: The Court withdraws the reference. The Court directs the Clerk to transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Texarkana Division. The transfer is immediate because the receiving Court is in the Eighth Circuit, too. Signed by Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 6/5/2017. (jak) [Transferred from ared on 6/6/2017.]
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
LEON K. CARTER
CODY FURGUSION, Police Officer; and
NEV ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
1. The Court withdraws the reference.
2. Carter filed this pro se § 1983 lawsuit about events that allegedly
occurred in Nevada County, Arkansas. The core of Carter's complaint is
against Officer Cody Furgusion, who resides in Nevada County . Ng 1.
The controlling statute states that, in cases not based on diversity of
citizenship, venue is proper in "a judicial district in which any defendant
resides" or where,, a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to
the claim occurred[.]" 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b)(1)-(2). Nevada County is in the
Western District of Arkansas. The Court therefore finds that the interests of
justice will be best served by transferring the case there. 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a).
3. The Court directs the Clerk to transfer this case to the United States
District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Texarkana Division. The
transfer is immediate because the receiving Court is in the Eighth Circuit, too.
Cf In re Nine Mile Limited, 673 F.2d 242 (8th Cir. 1982) (per curiam).
D.P. Marshall Jr.
United States District Judge
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