Wallace v. Warden

Filing 4

ORDER OF TRANSFER. Signed by Judge Jeffrey S. White on 5/1/06. (jjo, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/1/2006)

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Wallace v. Warden Doc. 4 Case 3:06-cv-02723-JSW Document 4 Filed 05/01/2006 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 Central California Women's Facility, located in Chowchilla, California, within the venue of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. She filed this civil rights action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on April 21, 2006. Although the complaint is largely incomprehensible, Plaintiff is apparently complaining of violations of her civil rights while incarcerated at that facility, due to inadequate medical treatment for cancer. Plaintiff has also filed a motion seeking to proceed in forma pauperis (docket no. 2). 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. vs. WARDEN, Defendants. DORNIESE WALLACE Plaintiff, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. C 06-2723 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-02723-JSW Document 4 Filed 05/01/2006 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 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 (9th Cir. 1986). Plaintiff apparently complains about medical treatment received at the Central California Women's Facility, located in Solano County, 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, this Court will not decide Plaintiff's pending motion. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED:May 1, 2006 JEFFREY S. WHITE United States District Judge 2

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