Feldmann v. San Bernadino Co Sheriff et al
ORDER Transferring Case to Central District of California - Eastern Division. Signed by Judge Andrew P. Gordon on 4/10/2018., Case terminated. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - JM)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
STEVEN WAYNE FELDMANN,
Case No. 2:18-cv-00596-APG-PAL
SAN BERNADINO CO. SHERIFF, et al.,
Plaintiff, a pro se prisoner who is incarcerated at the Metropolitan Detention Center
(“MDC”) in Los Angeles, California, has submitted a civil rights complaint pursuant to 42
U.S.C. § 1983. (ECF No. 1-1). Plaintiff has neither paid the filing fee nor submitted an
application to proceed in forma pauperis in this case. (ECF No. 1). Plaintiff sues various
defendants for events that took place while Plaintiff was incarcerated in San Bernardino
and Los Angeles, California. (ECF No. 1-1 at 1). The majority of the defendants reside in
California while the others reside in Texas. (Id. at 2-3).
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b), a plaintiff may bring an action 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 the 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, any judicial district in which any
defendant is subject to the court’s personal jurisdiction with respect to such
28 U.S.C. § 1391(b)(1)-(3). Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1406, if a case has been filed in the
wrong district or division, the district court in which the case has been incorrectly filed may
“transfer such case to any district or division in which it could have been brought.” 28
U.S.C. § 1406(a).
The Court finds that the District of Nevada is not the appropriate venue for this
action because the events occurred in San Bernardino and Los Angeles and the majority
of the defendants reside in California. San Bernardino and Los Angeles are in the Central
District of California.1 The Court directs the Clerk of the Court to transfer this action to the
United States District Court for the Central District of California. This Court offers no
opinion on the merits of this action or the matter of the filing fee.
For the foregoing reasons, it is ordered that the Clerk of the Court will transfer this
case to the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
It is further ordered that the Clerk of the Court close the case in this Court.
Dated: April 10, 2018.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
San Bernardino, California is located in the Central District of California—Eastern
Division. Los Angeles, California is located in the Central District of California—Western
Division. This Court will let the Central District of California determine which division this
case belongs in.
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