Aslani v. Kashima

Filing 32

ORDER: For the reasons stated in open court, plaintiffs Motion for Default Judgment [Dkt. No. 7] is DENIED and plaintiffs counsel's Motion to Withdraw as Counsel of Record [Dkt. No. 25] is GRANTED. As for the plaintiffs objections to the Report and Recommendation ("Report"), for the reasons stated in open court, the Court finds that plaintiffs objections [Dkt. No. 17] are without merit and that the magistrate judge correctly found that defendant was not properly served, this court lacks personal jurisdiction over the defendant, and that venue in this district is improper. Accordingly, the Report [Dkt. No. 15] is AFFIRMED in all respects except that given the tragic allegations in plaintiff's complaint, rather than accept ing the recommendation that the complaint be dismissed, it is hereby ORDERED that this civil action be and is transferred to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, where plaintiff previously filed a related complaint. (see order for details). Signed by District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema on 1/25/17. (yguy) [Transferred from Virginia Eastern on 1/25/2017.]

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA ALEXANDRIA DIVISION MARYAM ASLANI, Plaintiff, v. Case No. l:16-cv-01343 (GBL/TCB) KATHLEEN KASHIMA, Defendant. ORDER For the reasons stated in open court, plaintiffs Motion for Default Judgment [Dkt. No. 7] is DENIED and plaintiffs counsel's Motion to Withdraw as Counsel of Record [Dkt. No. 25] is GRANTED. As for the plaintiffs objections to the Report and Recommendation ("Report"), for the reasons stated in open court, the Court finds that plaintiffs objections [Dkt. No. 17] are without merit and that the magistrate judge correctly found that defendant was not properly served, this court lacks personal jurisdiction over the defendant, and that venue in this district is improper. Accordingly, the Report [Dkt. No. 15] is AFFIRMED in all respects except that given the tragic allegations in plaintiff's complaint, rather than accepting the recommendation that the complaint be dismissed, it is hereby ORDERED that this civil action be and is transferred to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, where plaintiff previously filed a related complaint. The Clerk is directed to forward copies of this Order to counsel of record. ENTERED this ^5 day of January, 2017 Alexandria, Virginia /s/ / /I'/y Leonie M. Brinkema ftn^UeU ll*— United Slates District Judge :' -

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