Mobley v. Jordan et al
ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE to the Eastern District of Michigan; signed by Magistrate Judge Ray Kent (Magistrate Judge Ray Kent, fhw) [Transferred from miwd on 4/26/2017.]
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
DALE D. MOBLEY,
Case No. 1:17-cv-325
Honorable Paul L. Maloney
UNKNOWN JORDAN et al.,
ORDER OF TRANSFER
This is a civil rights action brought by a state prisoner pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Plaintiff presently is incarcerated at the Macomb Correctional Facility in Macomb County, Michigan.
Plaintiff sues Correctional Officer Unknown Jordan; yard crew members Unknown Keller, Unknown
Delvmink, and Unknown Getter; and School Officer Unknown Hill. In his pro se complaint,
Plaintiff alleges that the Defendants beat him.
Under the revised venue statute, venue in federal-question cases lies in the district in
which any defendant resides or in which a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to
the claim occurred. 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). The events giving rise to Plaintiff’s action occurred at the
at the Macomb Correctional Facility, which is located in Macomb County. Macomb County is
within the geographical boundaries of the Eastern District of Michigan. 28 U.S.C. § 102(a).
Defendants are public officials serving in Macomb County, and they “reside” in that county for
purposes of venue over a suit challenging official acts. See Butterworth v. Hill, 114 U.S. 128, 132
(1885); O’Neill v. Battisti, 472 F.2d 789, 791 (6th Cir. 1972). In these circumstances, venue is
proper only in the Eastern District. Therefore:
IT IS ORDERED that this case be transferred to the United States District Court for
the Eastern District of Michigan pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a). It is noted that this Court has
not decided Plaintiff’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis, nor has the Court reviewed
Plaintiff’s complaint under 28 U.S.C. §§ 1915(e)(2), 1915A, or under 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(c).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: April 25, 2017
/s/ Ray Kent
United States Magistrate Judge
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