HAYNES v. DEVERONICA

Filing 4

REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION re 1 Complaint filed by MICHAEL HAYNES : It is recommended this action be transferred to the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division. Signed by Judge ALLAN KORNBLUM on 5/10/07. Internal deadline for referral to district judge if objections are not filed earlier: 6/7/2007 (llt)

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HAYNES v. DEVERONICA Doc. 4 Case 1:07-cv-00073-MP-AK Document 4 Filed 05/10/2007 Page 1 of 2 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA GAINESVILLE DIVISION MICHAEL HAYNES, Plaintiff, vs. CASE NOS. 1:07CV68-MP/AK; 1:07CV72-MP/AK;1:07CV73MP/AK; 1:07CV75-MP/AK; 1:07CV87-MP/AK; 1:07CV88MP/AK UNION CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, et al, Defendants. / REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Plaintiff, proceeding pro se, has filed numerous complaints, many on the same date, complaining about conditions of confinement at Union Correctional Institution and Florida State Prison. Because Union C. I. and FSP are located in the Middle District of Florida, as is the Plaintiff and all the Defendants, the proper forum for this action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1391(b) and 28 U.S.C. 89(b) is in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division. A federal district court has the authority under 28 U.S.C. 1406(a) to transfer a case to another district or division "in which it could have been brought." A court may raise the issue of defective venue sua sponte, but should not dismiss an improperly filed case for lack of venue without giving the parties an opportunity to respond. Lipofsky v. Dockets.Justia.com Case 1:07-cv-00073-MP-AK Document 4 Filed 05/10/2007 Page 2 of 2 Page 2 of 2 New York State Workers Comp. Bd., 861 F.2d 1257, 1259 (11th Cir. 1988). The Lipofsky court did not place the same limitations on the court's ability to transfer a case to the appropriate forum pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1404(a). See Lipofsky, 861 F.2d at 1259, n. 2. Thus, it is recommended that the case be transferred rather than dismissed. There is no need for a hearing on this transfer. Cf. Costlow v. Weeks, 790 F.2d 1486, 1488 (9th Cir. 1986) with Starnes v. McGuire, 512 F.2d 918, 934 (D.C. Cir. 1974). PLAINTIFF IS ADVISED NOT TO FILE ANY MORE COMPLAINTS IN THIS DIVISION THAT CONCERN EVENTS OCCURRING AT THESE INSTITUTIONS. In light of the foregoing, and pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1404(a) and 1406(a), the undersigned respectfully RECOMMENDS transfer of these actions to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, for all further proceedings. IN CHAMBERS at Gainesville, Florida, this 10th day of May, 2007. s/ A. KORNBLUM ALLAN KORNBLUM UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE NOTICE TO THE PARTIES A party may file specific, written objections to the proposed findings and recommendations within 15 days after being served with a copy of this report and recommendation. A party may respond to another party's objections within 10 days after being served with a copy thereof. Failure to file specific objections limits the scope of review of proposed factual findings and recommendations. No. 1:07CV68-MP/AK, etc

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