Johnson v. Schwarzenegger et al

Filing 4

ORDER OF TRANSFER. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 4/13/06. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/13/2006)

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Johnson v. Schwarzenegger et al Doc. 4 Case 3:06-cv-02210-JSW Document 4 Filed 04/13/2006 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Plaintiff is a state prisoner currently incarcerated at California State PrisonSolano, located in Vacaville, California, within the venue of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. On March 28, 2006, he filed a pro se civil rights complaint alleging deliberate indifference to his medical needs regarding the treatment he received at that facility and at Folsom State Prison. However, Plaintiff's complaint was not filed in the proper district. When jurisdiction is not founded solely on diversity, venue is proper in the district in which (1) any defendant resides, if all of the defendants reside in the same state, (2) the district in which a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred, or a substantial part of property that is the subject of the action is situated, or (3) a judicial district in which any defendant may be found, if there is no district in which the action may otherwise be brought. 28 U.S.C. 1391(b). Where a case is filed in the wrong venue, the district court has the discretion either to dismiss the case or transfer it to the proper federal court "in the interest of justice." 28 U.S.C. 1406(a). Venue may be raised by the court sua sponte where the defendant has not yet filed a responsive pleading and the time for doing so has not run. Costlow v. Weeks, 790 F.2d 1486, 1488 vs. ARNOLD SWARTZENEGGER, et al, Defendants. ROBERT MICHAEL JOHNSON, Plaintiff, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C 06-2210 JSW (PR) ORDER OF TRANSFER (Docket No. 2) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Dockets.Justia.com Case 3:06-cv-02210-JSW Document 4 Filed 04/13/2006 Page 2 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (9th Cir. 1986). Plaintiff alleges events occurring and Defendants residing within the venue of the Eastern District of California. See 28 U.S.C. 84. Therefore, the Court will transfer this action to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED in the interest of justice, and pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1406(a), that this action be TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. The Clerk of the Court shall transfer this matter forthwith. In light of the transfer, the Court will not resolve Plaintiff's pending motion (docket no. 2). IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED:April 13, 2006 JEFFREY S. WHITE United States District Judge 2

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