Center for Food Safety et al v. Vilsack

Filing 155

,B.***INCOMPLETE DOCKET ENTRY. FILED IN ERROR. PLEASE SEE DOCKET #158 *** ORDER by Judge Jeffrey S. White DENYING #90 Motion to Transfer Case. (jswlc3, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/29/2010) Modified on 10/29/2010 (jswlc3, COURT STAFF).

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Center for Food Safety et al v. Vilsack Doc. 155 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY, et al., Plaintiffs, v. THOMAS J. VILSACK, et al., Defendants. / Now before the Court is the motion to transfer filed by defendants United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA") and its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ("APHIS") (collectively, "Defendants").1 This matter is now fully briefed and ripe for consideration. The Court finds that this matter is appropriate for disposition without oral argument and is deemed submitted. See Civ. L.R. 7-1(b). Accordingly, the hearing set for November 5, 2010 is HEREBY VACATED. Having carefully reviewed the parties' papers, considered their arguments and the relevant authority, and good cause appearing, the Court hereby denies Defendants' motion. ANALYSIS Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1404(a), a district court may transfer a civil action to any district where the case could have been filed originally for the convenience of the parties and witnesses Intervenor-Defendants Betaseed, Inc., Monsanto Company, and Syngenta Seeds, Inc. joined in Defendants' motion and then improperly filed a substantive fifteen-page reply in support of Defendants' motion. The parties are hereby admonished that in the future, the Court will not consider substantive arguments made by parties if they have merely joined in another parties' motion. 1 No. C 10-04038 JSW United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO TRANSFER

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