Lagrou v. Monterey Financial Services, LLC

Filing 7

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge Henry E. Hudson on 10/09/2018. (walk, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Richmond Division ILXTl ) OCT - 9 2018 CHRISTINA LAGROU, CLERK, U.S. DISTRICT COURT Plaintiff, ___JR!gjMONDj/A ) ) CaseNo.3:18cv283-HEH ) MONTEREY FINANCIAL SERVICES,LLC,d/b/a MONTEREY COLLECTIONS, Defendant. MEMORANDUM OPINION (Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Withdraw Reference and Transfer Venue) This matter is before the Court on the Amended Motion to(1) Withdraw Reference ofPlaintiffs Amended Class Action Complaint from the Bankruptcy Court and(2)Transfer Venue to the Eastern District of Washington("Motion to Withdraw Reference and Transfer Venue" or the "Motion"). (ECF No. 1.)' For reasons that follow, this Court will grant Plaintiffs Motion. I. BACKGROUND Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc.("HDL" or the "Company") based in Richmond, Virginia, was a provider ofspecialized laboratory services to physicians and other health care providers throughout the United States. In October 2014, Christina Lagrou ("Plaintiff), a resident of Washington state, received laboratory services from 'The Court recognizes that ECF No. 1 is the Bankruptcy Court's "Transmittai of Withdrawal of Reference to the U.S. District Court." Plaintiffs actual Motion to Withdraw Reference and Transfer Venue can be found in the Defendant's Supplemental Designation of the Record at pages 3 and 4. (Def. Supp. Designation of R. 3-4.) However, for the sake internal consistency, the Court will consider ECF No. 1 as containing the motion that is before the Court. 1 just and appropriate to transfer venue to the District Court for the Eastern District of Washi ngton. An appropriate Order will accompany this Memorandum Opinion. Oc.+. Henry E. Hudson Senior United States District Judge II Date: 'l1 2O Richmond, Virginia 11

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