Jones v. Bauer et al
DECISION AND ORDER denying Pltf's 3 Motion to Change Venue. This action is transferred to the USDC for the District of Delaware. Signed by Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart on 7/21/17. (Copy served via regular mail)(sfp, )
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
Civ. No. 1:17-CV-623
DR. FREDERICK V. BAUER, et al.,
11366 Sussex Highway
Greenwood, DE 19950
DANIEL J. STEWART
United States Magistrate Judge
DECISION and ORDER
The Clerk of the Court has sent pro se Plaintiff Matthew Jones’s Complaint, Motion for
Leave to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (“IFP”), and what has been construed as a Motion to Change
Venue to the Court for its review. See Dkt. Nos. 1, Compl., 2, IFP App, & 7, Mot. By this action,
Plaintiff asserts that the Defendants violated his rights in various ways. For a complete statement
of Plaintiff’s claims, reference is made to the Complaint.
When a case is filed in a district in which venue is improper, the court shall dismiss the case
“or if it be in the interests of justice, transfer such case to any district . . . in which it could have been
brought.” 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a). All of the events giving rise to Plaintiff’s claims appear to have
occurred, if at all, in the State of Delaware, which is comprised of one judicial district. See 28
U.S.C. § 87. Indeed, this case has no apparent connection to the Northern District of New York.
Based upon the foregoing, the Court finds that venue of Plaintiff’s action is not proper in this
District and thus denies Plaintiff’s request to “change venue” to this District. The Court further
determines that it is in the interest of justice that this action be transferred to the District of
Delaware. 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a). The Court makes no ruling as to the sufficiency of Plaintiff’s
pleadings nor the merits of his IFP Application, thereby leaving those determinations to the District
WHEREFORE, it is hereby
ORDERED, that Plaintiff’s Motion to Change Venue (Dkt. No. 3) in order to have venue
deemed appropriate in this judicial district is DENIED; and it is further
ORDERED,that pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a), this action be transferred to the United
States District Court for the District of Delaware; and it is further
ORDERED, that the Clerk of the Court advise the Clerk of the District of Delaware of the
entry of this Decision and Order and provide all information necessary for the Clerk of the District
of Delaware to electronically access the documents filed in this action. The Court hereby waives
the fourteen (14) day waiting period provided for in Local Rule 83.6; and it is further
ORDERED, that the Clerk shall serve a copy of this Decision and Order on the Plaintiff.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Date: July 21, 2017
Albany, New York
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