Barnes v. Grievance Department Officials (All) et al
OPINION AND ORDER OF TRANSFER to Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. (Signed by Magistrate Judge B Janice Ellington) Parties notified.(mserpa, 2)
United States District Court
Southern District of Texas
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
CORPUS CHRISTI DIVISION
GEORGE BAY BARNES,
OFFICIALS (ALL), et al,
May 01, 2017
David J. Bradley, Clerk
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:17-CV-142
OPINION AND ORDER OF TRANSFER
This is a civil rights action filed by a Texas state prisoner. Plaintiff George Bay
Barnes is currently assigned to TDCJ’s Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony, Texas. In his
complaint, plaintiff sues officials at the Coffield Unit for violations occurring at that unit
A civil action wherein jurisdiction is not founded solely on diversity of citizenship
may be brought in (1) a judicial district where any defendant resides, if all defendants
reside in the same state, or (2) a judicial district in which a substantial part of the events
or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred. 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). In addition, for the
convenience of parties and witnesses, and 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).
In this case, the events about which Plaintiff complains occurred in Anderson
County, Texas, and Plaintiff and Defendants are located there (D.E. 1). Anderson County
lies within the Tyler Division of the Eastern District of Texas. 28 U.S.C. § 124(c)(1).
The interests of justice would be served by a transfer to the Tyler Division of the Eastern
District of Texas.
Accordingly, it is ordered that this case be transferred to the United States District
Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. All pending motions are denied
without prejudice but subject to renewal after the case is transferred.
ORDERED this 1st day of May, 2017.
B. JANICE ELLINGTON
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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