Woodruff v. Pleasant Valley State Prison et al

Filing 4

ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.. Signed by Judge Vaughn R Walker on 1/8/2009. (Attachments: # 1 proof of service)(cgk, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/8/2009)

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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 G:\PRO-SE\VRW\CR.08\Woodruff, E1.transfer.wpd IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA EARNEST T WOODRUFF, Plaintiff(s), vs. PLEASANT VALLEY STATE PRISON, et al, Defendant(s). ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No C 08-5673 VRW (PR) ORDER OF TRANSFER (Doc # 2) Plaintiff, a prisoner at Salinas Valley State Prison, has filed a pro se civil rights complaint for damages under 42 USC 1983 alleging violations of his constitutional rights while incarcerated at Pleasant Valley State Prison. A substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim(s) occurred, and the defendants named reside, in the County of Fresno, which lies within the venue of the Eastern District of California. See 28 USC 84(b). Venue therefore properly lies in the Eastern District. See id 1391(b). Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that in the interest of justice and pursuant to 28 USC 1406(a) this action be TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. The clerk shall transfer this matter and terminate all pending motions as moot. SO ORDERED. VAUGHN R WALKER United States District Chief Judge

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