Filing 9

ORDER REOPENING ACTION AND ORDER OF TRANSFER. Signed by Judge Nathanael Cousins on 1/6/14. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(lmh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/6/2014)

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1 2 3 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 5 6 7 No. C 13-4229 NC (PR) In Re ROBERT CARL GORSKI, Plaintiff. ORDER REOPENING ACTION AND OF TRANSFER 8 9 / United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 11 This action was opened on September 12, 2013, when the Court received from Inmate 12 Robert Carl Gorski a letter to the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson that concerned prison 13 conditions. 14 On the same date, the Clerk of the Court directed Plaintiff to complete a civil rights 15 complaint form and an in forma pauperis (IFP) application, and told him that he must 16 complete these documents within twenty-eight days or his action would be dismissed. The 17 Clerk sent Plaintiff a blank civil rights complaint form as well as a prisoner’s IFP 18 application. 19 20 21 On October 28, 2013, the Court dismissed the action on the grounds that Plaintiff had not filed the necessary documents or otherwise communicated with the Court. On December 20, 2013, Plaintiff filed a request to reopen the action on the grounds 22 that he never received the Clerk’s IFP and complaint notices. Because it appears that 23 Plaintiff never received the necessary forms and directions, the Court REOPENS this action. 24 Further review of Plaintiff’s case, however, reveals that he has initiated his civil action 25 in the wrong judicial district. Plaintiff currently is incarcerated at Avenal State Prison 26 (“ASP”) in Avenal, California. He alleges that the staff at ASP have been deliberately 27 indifferent to his medical needs and that the Captain of his housing yard at ASP has been 28 destroying his inmate grievances. (Dec. 20, 2013 Letter.) 1 It therefore appears that the acts complained of occurred at ASP, which is located in 2 Kings County in the Eastern District of California. Venue, therefore, properly lies in the 3 Eastern District and not in this one. See 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). Accordingly, in the interest of 4 justice and pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a), this action is TRANSFERRED to the United 5 States District Court for the Eastern District of California. 6 If he wishes to further pursue this action, Plaintiff must complete the complaint form 7 and in forma pauperis application required by the United States District Court for the Eastern 8 District of California and mail them to that district. 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of California 10 The Clerk is directed to reopen this action, terminate any pending motions, and transfer the case forthwith. 11 12 13 IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: January 6, 2014 NATHANAEL M. COUSINS United States Magistrate Judge 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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