Smith v. Osage Beach, City of. et al.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter is transferred to the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Central Division. 6 Signed by District Judge Henry Edward Autrey on 12/8/14. (CLA)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
CITY OF OSAGE BEACH, et al.,
No. 4:14CV1463 HEA
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on Defendants’ Motion to Transfer Venue,
[Doc. No. 6]. Plaintiff has filed a response in opposition to the motion. For the
reasons set forth below, the Motion is granted.
Plaintiff is a former employee of the City of Osage Beach, Missouri.
Plaintiff brought this action against Defendants based on various employment
claims. The City of Osage Beach is primarily located in Camden County,
Missouri, with a small portion located in Miller County. Plaintiff resides in
Camden County. Camden County and Miller County are both within the
boundaries of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri,
The federal venue statute provides that a case not based on diversity
jurisdiction should be filed in the judicial district where “any defendant resides” or
“a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred.” 28
U.S.C. § 1391(b). The events of which Plaintiff complains occurred in Camden
County. Therefore, the Court concludes the interest of justice will best be served if
Plaintiff's action is transferred to the Western District of Missouri, Central
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter is transferred to the United
States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Central Division.
Dated this 8th day of December, 2014.
HENRY EDWARD AUTREY
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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