KONRATH v. HOLDER
CLOSED TRANSFER - Order Transferring Action to Northern District of Indiana. The above action is now TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division. (See Order.) Copy to Plaintiff via U.S. Mail. Signed by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt on 1/10/2017.(JLS)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA
CAROLYN “SUE” HOLDER,
) Case No. 1:17-cv-0051-TWP-MPB
Order Transferring Action to Northern District of Indiana
Plaintiff Gregory Konrath is incarcerated at the Westville Correctional Facility
(“Westville”). He brings this action alleging that attorney Carolyn “Sue” Holder committed legal
malpractice when she failed to have his divorce proceeding, including the determination of child
support, transferred to Indiana from Illinois, resulting in an allegedly much higher child support
determination. He alleges that he is a citizen of Illinois and alleges jurisdiction based on diversity
of citizenship. 28 U.S.C. § 1332.
Ms. Holder lives and practices law in Lafayette, Indiana, which lies in Tippecanoe County.
Mr. Tippecanoe County is in the Northern District of Indiana. 28 U.S.C. § 94(a). Here, the alleged
conduct giving rise to the claim occurred, and the plaintiff and the defendant can be found, in the
Northern District of Indiana. Under these circumstances, the appropriate venue for the action is
the Northern District of Indiana. See 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b); 28 U.S.C. § 1404.
Mr. Konrath alleges that “[t]imely payment of the filing fee is not a judicial prerequisite.”
Dkt. 1, p. 3. While that is true, the Court notes that Mr. Konrath has not paid the filing fee and he
is not entitled to proceed in forma pauperis in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). See Konrath
v. Bierzychudek, et al., 1:16-cv-3186-WTL-DKL (S.D.Ind. Dec. 29, 2016).
The above action is now TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the
Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
WESTVILLE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
5501 South 1100 West
WESTVILLE, IN 46391
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