Mary Lou Vawter v. Life Insurance Company of North America
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE RE: VENUE by Judge Jesus G. Bernal. Response to Order to Show Cause due in writing by 8/25/2014. (mrgo)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
EDCV 14-1102 JGB (DTBx)
August 19, 2014
Title Mary Lou Vawter v. Life Insurance Company of North America
Present: The Honorable
JESUS G. BERNAL, UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Attorney(s) Present for Plaintiff(s):
Attorney(s) Present for Defendant(s):
Order to Show Cause re: Venue
On June 2, 2014, Plaintiff filed a complaint against Defendant under the Employee
Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 29 U.S.C. § 1101, et seq. (Doc. No. 1.) Under
General Order 14-03 I.B.1.a.(1)(c), civil cases not involving the United States as a party may be
brought in the Eastern Division if 50 percent or more of the Plaintiffs who reside in the Central
District, or 50 percent of more of the Defendants who reside in the Central District, reside in the
Eastern Division. See also 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a) (“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.”).
From the face of the Complaint, the Court is unable to determine whether the action was
properly brought in this division. Plaintiff is ORDERED TO SHOW CAUSE, in writing, by
August 25, 2014 why this action should remain assigned to the Eastern Division. Plaintiff is
directed to the operative Civil Cover Sheet available at
V-71.pdf for further information regarding proper assignment of cases between divisions of the
Central District of California.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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