Arroyo v. Mehrabi, et al.
ORDER Transferring Venue to the Sacramento Division of the Eastern District of California signed by Magistrate Judge Erica P. Grosjean on 06/21/2019. (Flores, E)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
RAFAEL ARROYO, JR.,
ORDER OF REFERRAL TO VDRP
KARIM MEHRABI, et al.,
ORDER TRANSFERING VENUE TO THE
SACRAMENTO DIVISION OF THE
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
(Doc. No. 15)
On June 13, 2019, the parties filed their Joint Report (Rule 26) for Scheduling Conference
(ECF No. 15). In the Joint Report, the parties stipulated to referral of this case to the Court’s
Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program (“VDRP”). (Id. at 5.) The Court accordingly refers this
case to VDRP. See Local Rule 271.
In the Joint Report (ECF No. 15), and during the June 20, 2019, scheduling conference,
Defendants also requested that this case be transferred to Sacramento, explaining that Sacramento
will be more convenient for both witnesses and counsel, and will decrease the costs of
prosecuting and defending this action. Plaintiff does not oppose the requested transfer. The Court
will accordingly exercise its discretion to grant the requested transfer of this case to the
Sacramento Division. See 28 U.S.C. § 1404(b) (“Upon motion, consent or stipulation of all
parties, any action, suit or proceeding of a civil nature or any motion or hearing thereof, may be
transferred, in the discretion of the court, from the division in which pending to any other division
in the same district.”); Local Rule 120 (“Whenever in any action . . . for other good cause, the
Court may transfer the action to another venue within the District.”).
IT IS ORDERED that:
1. This action is referred to the VDRP.
2. Within fourteen (14) days of this order, the parties shall contact the Court’s VDRP
administrator, Sujean Park, at (916) 930-4278 or SPark@caed.uscourts.gov, to start
the process of selecting an appropriate neutral evaluator.
3. The parties shall carefully review and comply with Local Rule 271, which outlines the
specifications and requirements of the VDRP.
4. No later than fourteen (14) days after completion of the VDRP session, the parties
shall jointly file their VDRP Completion Report, consistent with Local Rule 271(o).
5. Defendants’ unopposed request to transfer this action to the Sacramento Division is
6. The Clerk of the Court is directed to transfer this action to the Sacramento Division of
the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California as soon as
IT IS SO ORDERED.
June 20, 2019
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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