Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Huntington Ingalls Industries

Filing 13

Order re: #12 Stipulation filed by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Court hereby TRANSFERS venue of this case to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi for further proceedings as set out. Clerk is DIRECTED to close this case in this Court upon transfer. Signed by District Judge Kristi K. DuBose on 01/10/2022. (srd) [Transferred from Alabama Southern on 1/10/2022.]

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Case 1:22-cv-00002-HSO-RHWR Document 13 Filed 01/10/22 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA SOUTHERN DIVISION EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION, Plaintiff, ) ) ) ) v. ) ) HUNTINGTON INGALLS INDUSTRIES, INC.,) et al., ) Defendants. ) CIVIL ACTION: 1:21-00429-KD-B ORDER This matter is before the Court on the parties' Stipulation regarding Transfer of Venue. (Doc. 12).1 The parties explain that Defendant Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. raised an objection to venue and jurisdiction in the Southern District of Alabama. Now, however, the parties have agreed that the Southern District of Mississippi is a more convenient venue for the parties and witnesses in this case. Thus, the parties have voluntarily agreed -- and stipulate -- to this action being transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi for further proceedings pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ยง 1404. Specifically, Section 1404(a) provides as follows: (a) 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 or to any district or division to which all parties have consented. 1 The parties reference stipulations for scheduling and service as well. Those are better addressed by the Southern District of Mississippi upon venue transfer, rather than this Court. 1 Case 1:22-cv-00002-HSO-RHWR Document 13 Filed 01/10/22 Page 2 of 2 Pursuant to Section 1404(a), for the convenience of the parties and witnesses, in the interests of justice, as well as given the parties' unanimous consent, the Court hereby TRANSFERS venue of this case to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi for further proceedings. The Clerk is DIRECTED to close this case in this Court upon transfer. DONE and ORDERED this the 10th day of January 2022. /s/ Kristi K. DuBose KRISTI K. DuBOSE UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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