Brown et al v. Royal Power Management Inc et al

Filing 13

ORDER Granting 6 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Venue; and ORDER to Show Cause. Show Cause Response due by 12/29/2011. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 12/8/2011. (emcsec, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/8/2011)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 SHALAWN BROWN, et al., 9 Plaintiffs, For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 11 v. ROYAL POWER MANAGEMENT INC., et al., 12 13 No. C-11-4822 EMC ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS FOR LACK OF VENUE; AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE (Docket No. 6) Defendants. ___________________________________/ 14 15 16 Defendants’ motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s complaint for lack of venue came on for hearing 17 before the Court on December 2, 2011. Docket No. 6. For the reasons stated on the record, the 18 Court finds that venue is not proper in the Northern District of California and GRANTS 19 Defendants’ motion to dismiss. The Court transfers this case to the Central District of California. 20 The Clerk of the Court is directed to transfer the case to the Central District of California. 21 The Court also issues this order to show cause. Plaintiffs’ counsel failed to provide any 22 factual basis to demonstrate that venue was proper in the Northern District of California. Counsel 23 alleged that venue was proper because Plaintiffs were employed in the Northern District by 24 Defendants’ alter ego companies, but Plaintiffs’ counsel is unable to identify any individual 25 /// 26 /// 27 /// 28 /// 1 employed by Defendants in the Northern District or any of Defendants’ alleged alter egos working 2 in the Northern District. Plaintiffs’ counsel is ordered to show cause for why counsel should not be 3 sanctioned for failing to conduct a proper pre-investigation as required by Rule 11. A response to 4 this order to show cause must be filed by December 29, 2011. 5 This order disposes of Docket No. 6. 6 7 IT IS SO ORDERED. 8 9 Dated: December 8, 2011 _________________________ EDWARD M. CHEN United States District Judge 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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