Vickers v. State of Tennessee, et al
ORDER - Clerk shall transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division. It is further ordered that the Clerk of the Court close the case in this Court. Signed by Judge Miranda M. Du on 5/10/2017. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DRM) [Transferred from Nevada on 5/11/2017.]
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
TRACY WAYNE VICKERS,
Case No. 3:17-cv-00296-MMD-WGC
STATE OF TENNESSEE, et al.,
Plaintiff, a pro se prisoner who is incarcerated at Lovelock Correctional Center in
Nevada, has submitted an application to proceed in forma pauperis and a civil rights
complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (ECF No. 1, 1-1.) Plaintiff sues various
defendants for events that took place while Plaintiff was incarcerated in Cannon County,
Tennessee. (ECF No. 1-1 at 2.) All of the defendants reside in Tennessee. (Id.)
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 Cannon County, Tennessee and the defendants
reside in Tennessee. Cannon County is in the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville
Division. The Court directs the Clerk of the Court to transfer this action to the United
States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division. This Court
offers no opinion on the merits of this action or on the application to proceed in forma
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 Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville
It is further ordered that the Clerk of the Court close the case in this Court.
DATED THIS 10th day of May 2017.
MIRANDA M. DU
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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