Hoffmann et al v. Bovee et al
ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE to the SACRAMENTO Division of the Eastern District of California signed by Magistrate Judge Sheila K. Oberto on 8/23/2017. New Case Number 2:17-cv-1761-JAM-EFB.(Sant Agata, S)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
KASEY F. HOFFMAN and CHANCE M.
Case No. 1:17-cv-01113-LJO-SKO
ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE
DEENA BOVEE, CASEY M. SIMONI, and
LASSEN FAMILY SERVICES,
On August 18, 2017, Plaintiffs Kasey F. Hoffman and Chance M. Simoni filed a complaint
23 against Defendants Deena Bovee, Casey M. Simoni, and Lassen Family Services, along with an
24 application to proceed in forma pauperis. (Docs. 1 & 2.) The complaint purports to allege claims
25 pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Indian Child Welfare Act for deprivations of due process
26 and equal protection, apparently arising from a custody dispute with Defendant Casey M. Simoni.
It is apparent from a reading of Plaintiffs’ allegations in the complaint that the gravamen of
28 this case arose in the Sacramento Division of the Eastern District of California, and any
1 relationship with the Fresno Division is minimal.
Plaintiff Kasey F. Hoffman is presently
2 incarcerated at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility in Corcoran, California, which
3 is located in the Fresno Division. However, the events at issue in the complaint occurred in
4 Lassen County, which is part of the Sacramento Division. All of the named defendants appear to
5 reside in the Sacramento Division. For these reasons, this case should be transferred to the
6 Sacramento Division of the Eastern Division of California.1 Pursuant to Local Rule 120(f), a civil
7 action which has not been commenced in the proper court may, on the Court=s own motion, be
8 transferred to the proper court.
Accordingly, good cause appearing, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
This case is transferred to the Sacramento Division of the United States District
Court for the Eastern District of California; and
All future filings shall refer to the new Sacramento case number assigned and shall
be filed at:
United States District Court
Eastern District of California
501 “I” Street, Suite 4-200
Sacramento, CA 95814
This Court has not ruled on Plaintiffs’ request to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. 2).
18 IT IS SO ORDERED.
August 23, 2017
Sheila K. Oberto
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
Plaintiff Kasey F. Hoffman has filed several cases in the Sacramento Division of the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of California asserting claims against Lassen County, Lassen Child Family Services, Ms. Bovee, Ms.
Simoni, and other agencies in Lassen County. (See, e.g., Hoffman v. Lassen County, 2:15-cv-01382-GEB-DB (PC)
(E.D. Cal. 2015); Hoffman v. Lassen Adult Detention Facility, 2:15-cv-01558-JAM-KJN (PC) (E.D. Cal. 2015);
Hoffman v. Lassen County, 2:16-cv-00946-JAM-AC (PS) (E.D. Cal. 2016); Hoffman v. Lassen County, 2:17-cv01734-WBS-EFB (E.D. Cal. 2017)). As of the date of this Order, Plaintiff has 14 pending cases in the Sacramento
and Fresno Divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
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