Gillilan v. Alston et al

Filing 4

ORDER transferring case to court having proper venue (SDGA). Ordered by Judge Richard L. Hodge on 05/24/2007. (Hodge, Richard)

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Gillilan v. Alston et al Doc. 4 Case 1:07-cv-00091-WLS-RLH Document 4 Filed 05/24/2007 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ALBANY DIVISION : : Plaintiff : : vs. : : 2nd Shift Prison Guard S. BURTEN, : : Defendant : ------------------------------------------------------GREGORY GILLILAN, : : Plaintiff : : vs. : : Psychiatrist LEBEDOVYCH and : Psychologist RICHARDSON, : : Defendants : ------------------------------------------------------GREGORY GILLILAN, : : Plaintiff : : vs. : : DR. ALSTON and Nurse SUSAN HANAH, : : Defendants : ------------------------------------------------------GREGORY GILLILAN, : : Plaintiff : : vs. : : Officer CHALKER, : : Defendant : ------------------------------------------------------GREGORY GILLILAN, No. 1:07-cv-89 (WLS) No. 1:07-cv-90 (WLS) No. 1:07-cv-91 (WLS) No. 1:07-cv-92 (WLS) Case 1:07-cv-00091-WLS-RLH Document 4 Filed 05/24/2007 Page 2 of 2 ORDER OF TRANSFER Plaintiff GREGORY GILLILAN, an inmate presently confined at Johnson State Prison in Wrightsville, Georgia, has filed the instant four pro se civil rights complaints under 42 U.S.C. 1983. In his complaints, plaintiff alleges that the defendants, employees of Johnson State Prison, have violated certain of his constitutional rights. All the defendants are employed and all of the events alleged in the lawsuits occurred at Johnson State Prison, which is located within the Southern District of Georgia. 28 U.S.C. 90(c)(2). Accordingly, the proper venue for these actions is in the Southern District of Georgia, not the Middle District. 28 U.S.C. 1391(b). Instead of dismissing these actions, the Court may, in the interest of justice, transfer the cases under 28 U.S.C. 1631 to the Court in which venue would be proper. Because it appears that these actions should have been filed in the Southern District, transfer to that district is appropriate. Accordingly, the Court DIRECTS the Clerk of the Court to transfer these cases to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Dublin Division. SO ORDERED, this 24th day of May, 2007 /s/ Richard L. Hodge RICHARD L. HODGE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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