GUILLEN v. LAKE COUNTY JAIL et al

Filing 3

CLOSED TRANSFER to the United State District Court, Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division. Signed by Judge Richard L. Young on 03/06/2006. (DLS)

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GUILLEN v. LAKE COUNTY JAIL et al Doc. 3 Case 2:06-cv-00049-RLY-WGH Document 3 Filed 03/06/2006 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA OSCAR GUILLEN, SR., Plaintiff, vs. LAKE COUNTY JAIL, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 2:06-cv-49-RLY-WGH Order Transferring Action to Northern District of Indiana The plaintiff has commenced an action against the Lake County (Indiana) Jail and various public officials associated with the plaintiff's past confinement in that facility. He seeks damages based on events which are imprecisely described, but it is clear that his claims arise out of incidents which occurred while he was confined at the Lake County Jail. Lake County lies within the Northern District of Indiana. When jurisdiction is not founded solely on diversity, venue is proper only in the district in which (1) any defendant resides, if all of the defendants reside in the same state, (2) a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred, or a substantial part of property that is the subject of the action is situated, or (3) any defendant may be found, if there is no district in which the action may otherwise be brought. 28 U.S.C. 1391(b). Here, the acts the plaintiff alleges in support of his claim took place in the Northern District. The evidence lies in the Northern District. Another statute, 28 U.S.C. 1404, provides: "For the convenience of parties and witnesses, in the interest of justice, a district court may transfer any civil action to any other district or division where it might have been brought." Under these circumstances, the proper venue for the action is the Northern District of Indiana. Accordingly, the above action is now TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: 03/06/2006 _______________________________ RICHARD L. YOUNG, JUDGE United States District Court Southern District of Indiana Dockets.Justia.com Case 2:06-cv-00049-RLY-WGH Document 3 Filed 03/06/2006 Page 2 of 2 Copies to: Oscar Guillen, Sr. DOC #950987 Wabash Valley Correctional Facility P.O. Box 1111 Carlisle, IN 47838-1111

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