Waters v. Chapman

Filing 3

ORDER transferring case to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Macon Division, for further consideration, directing the Clerk of Court to immediately forward the file to that district. Signed by Judge Dudley H. Bowen on 10/20/08. (thb)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA DUBLIN DIVISION BOBBY GENE WATERS, JR., Plaintiff. V. u.s. r 1 'J' CV 308-094 BRUCE CHAPMAN, Warden at Dooly State Prison, Defendant. ORDER The above-captioned case was filed in the Dublin Division of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Although Plaintiff is incarcerated at Dodge State Prison, in Chester, Georgia, his complaint details allegations against the Warden of Dooly State Prison, located in Dooly County, situated in the Middle District of Georgia. As such, the proper venue for this action is in the Macon Division of the Middle District of Georgia, not the Southern District of Georgia. 28 U.S.C. 1391(b). In the interest ofjustice, instead of dismissing this action, the Court may transfer the case to the court in which venue would be proper. 28 U.S.C. 1406(a). Because it appears that the case should have been filed in the Middle District of Georgia, transfer to that District is appropriate. Therefore, it is HEREBY ORDERED that the above-captioned case is TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Macon Division, for further consideration. The Clerk of Court is DIRECTED to immediately forward the file to that district. SO ORDERED thi'?of October, 2008, at STATES DISTRICT 2

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