Hunnicutt v. Connally Unit

Filing 5

OPINION AND ORDER TO TRANSFER CASE to WDTX - San Antonio Division (Signed by Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos) Parties notified.(lcayce, 2) [Transferred from Texas Southern on 3/25/2014.]

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS CORPUS CHRISTI DIVISION EDDIE L HUNNICUTT, Plaintiff, VS. JOHN B. CONNALLY UNIT, Defendant. § § § § CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:14-CV-90 § § § § OPINION AND ORDER OF TRANSFER This is a civil rights action filed by a state prisoner. Plaintiff Eddie Hunnicutt is currently assigned to TDCJ’s Connally Unit in Kenedy, Texas which is located in Karnes County (D.E. 1). In his complaint, Plaintiff complains of events which occurred at TDCJ’s Connally Unit (D.E. 1). He complains of chemical assaults, destruction of property, and retaliation (Id.). 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, Plaintiff is incarcerated in Karnes County, the events about which he complains occurred in Karnes County, and the defendants are located there (D.E. 1). 1/2 Karnes County lies within the San Antonio Division of the Western District of Texas. 28 U.S.C. § 124(d)(4). There is no connection to the Corpus Christi Division of the Southern District of Texas. The interests of justice would be served by a transfer to the San Antonio Division of the Western District of Texas. Accordingly, it is ordered that this case be transferred to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. All pending motions are denied as moot, subject to being reactivated after transfer. ORDERED this 25th day of March, 2014. ___________________________________ NELVA GONZALES RAMOS UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2/2

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