Valenzuela v. Bexar County Jail et al
OPINION AND ORDER TO TRANSFER CASE to WDTX - San Antonio Division (Signed by Magistrate Judge Jason B Libby) Parties notified.(lcayce, 2) [Transferred from Texas Southern on 5/19/2016.]
United States District Court
Southern District of Texas
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
CORPUS CHRISTI DIVISION
BEXAR COUNTY JAIL, et al,
May 19, 2016
David J. Bradley, Clerk
CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:16-CV-165
OPINION AND ORDER OF TRANSFER
This is a civil rights action filed by a state prisoner currently incarcerated at the
Garza East Unit in Beeville, TX.
In his complaint, Plaintiff challenges
conditions relating to his confinement while in the custody of the Bexar County Jail.
(D.E. 1, Pages 2-4). Specifically, Plaintiff alleges personnel at the Bexar County Jail
failed to provide him adequate medical treatment.
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, all of the events about which Plaintiff complains occurred in Bexar
County, Texas. (D.E. 1). None of the Defendants reside or are found in the Corpus
Christi Division of the Southern District of Texas. Bexar County lies within the San
Antonio Division of the Western District of Texas. 28 U.S.C. § 124(d)(4). Therefore,
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.
ORDERED this 18th day of May, 2016.
Jason B. Libby
United States Magistrate Judge
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