Michaux v. Jackson County Prosecutor Office et al
ORDER OF TRANSFER TO OTHER DISTRICT to: United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri Case to be transferred after 12/1/2020.. Signed by District Judge Henry Edward Autrey on 11/17/2020. (AAT)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR
OFFICE, et al.,
No. 4:20-CV-1545 HEA
OPINION, MEMORANDUM AND ORDER OF TRANSFER
This matter is before the Court upon review of the complaint filed by self-represented
plaintiff Latisah Michaux.
For the reasons explained below, this case will be transferred to the
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Plaintiff brings this action against the Jackson County Prosecutor Office; Jackson County;
Jackson County Detention; Jackson County Sherriff Department; Judge Charles H. McKenzie
(16th Circuit Court of Jackson County); Audrey Elizabeth McCormick (Assistant Prosecutor), and
Danielle Sediqzad (Assistant Prosecutor).
ECF No. 1.
The Complaint is not drafted on a Court-
provided form and does not clearly articulate plaintiff’s allegations; however, plaintiff appears to
allege a civil rights action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and seeks damages in the amount of “two billion
dollars.” ECF No. 1 at 4.
Under 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b), a civil action of this type may be brought in: “(1) a judicial
district in which any defendant resides, if all defendants are residents of the State in which the
district is located; (2) a judicial district in which a substantial part of the events or omissions giving
rise to the claim occurred, or a substantial part of property that is subject of the action is situated;
or (3) if there is no district in which an action may otherwise be brought as provided in this section,
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any judicial district in which any defendant is subject to the court’s personal jurisdiction with
respect to such action.”
“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.”
28 U.S.C. § 1404(a). Additionally, under 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a), when a case is filed in a district
where venue is not proper, the District Court can either dismiss the action, or if it is in the
interest of justice, the Court can transfer the case to any district or division in which it could have
Here, plaintiff has alleged no basis for venue being proper in this Court.
no allegation of an act or omission occurring within the jurisdictional boundaries of this Court, nor
does plaintiff allege that the defendants reside within this district. Jackson County, Missouri is in
the Western District of Missouri. See 28 U.S.C. § 105(b)(1). Defendants Jackson County, Jackson
County Prosecutor’s Office, Jackson County Detention, and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department
are located in the Western District. Defendant Judge McKenzie is a judicial officer located at the
Jackson County Courthouse. Defendants Audrey Elizabeth McCormick and Danielle Sediqzad
appear to hold positions as Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s
Additionally, in filing the instant complaint, plaintiff listed his address as a residence in
Kansas City, Missouri, which is located in Jackson County and part of the Western District of
Missouri. 28 U.S.C. § 105(b)(1).
None of the requirements of § 1391(b) are met by this district. Therefore, the Court
concludes that it is in the interest of justice to transfer this case to the United States District Court
for the Western District of Missouri for all further proceedings.
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IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall TRANSFER this case to the
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. See 28 U.S.C. §§ 1404(a),
Dated this 17th day of November, 2020.
HENRY EDWARD AUTREY
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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