Payne v. State of California et al

Filing 5

ORDER of INTRADISTRICT TRANSFER from Sacramento (2:17-cv-1354 TLN AC) to Fresno (1:17-cv-0906 DAD MJS) signed by Magistrate Judge Allison Claire on 7/10/2017. (Yin, K)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 COLEMAN PAYNE, 12 13 14 15 No. 2:17-cv-1354 TLN AC Plaintiff, v. STATE OF CALIFORNIA, et al., ORDER Defendants. 16 17 Plaintiff, a state prisoner proceeding through counsel, has filed a civil rights action 18 pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff has paid the filing fee in full. In his complaint, plaintiff 19 alleges violations of his civil rights by defendants. The alleged violations took place in Calaveras 20 County, which is part of the Fresno Division of the United States District Court for the Eastern 21 District of California. See Local Rule 120(d). 22 Pursuant to Local Rule 120(f), a court may, on the court’s own motion, transfer a case to 23 the proper division of the court when the court finds that the case has been filed in the wrong 24 division, or for “other good cause.” An action “arises” in the bounds of a particular division 25 when the events at issue and the vast majority of parties involved are located in there. Friends of 26 Roeding Park v. City of Fresno, No. 2:11-CV-02083-MCE, 2011 WL 6294037, at *2 (E.D. Cal. 27 Dec. 15, 2011). Here, the events at issue in the complaint took place within the bounds of the 28 Fresno Division, and the court finds that the interests of judicial economy are served by transfer 1 1 to that Division. Therefore, this action will be transferred to the Fresno Division of the court. 2 Good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 3 1. This action is transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of 4 5 6 7 8 9 California sitting in Fresno; and 2. All future filings shall reference the new Fresno case number assigned and shall be filed at: United States District Court Eastern District of California 2500 Tulare Street Fresno, CA 93721 DATED: July 10, 2017 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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