PropSF, LLC v. Armstrong Marine, Inc.

Filing 27

ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE granting Defendant's 24 MOTION to Transfer Case or to Dismiss. It is ORDERED that this matter is transferred to the Northern District of California for all further proceedings. Signed by Judge Marsha J. Pechman. Per LCR 3(i), case will be remanded transferred 14 days from date of this Order; on 11/9/2017. (PM) Modified on 10/26/2017: edited text to indicate case will be transferred and not remanded (PM).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 8 9 10 PROPSF, LLC, Plaintiff, 11 12 CASE NO. C17-5443 MJP ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE v. 13 ARMSTRONG MARINE, INC., 14 Defendant. 15 16 The parties involved in the above-entitled action are already taking part in an admiralty 17 action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland 18 Division (3:17-cv-03898-VC), and three of the four vessels at issue operate exclusively in the 19 San Francisco Bay Area. 20 In light of: 21 (1) the near identity of the parties in both suits; 22 23 24 ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE - 1 1 (2) the fact that both actions involve vessels that are the subject of purchase and sale 2 agreements executed in the Northern District of California by Defendant (as seller) 3 and Plaintiff (as buyer), with James Jaber as guarantor; 4 5 6 7 8 9 (3) the fact that Plaintiff is headquartered and operates out of the Northern District of California; (4) the fact that three of the four vessels are operating exclusively in the San Francisco Bay Area; and (5) the fact that the vast majority of the percipient witnesses to the facts at issue are located in the Northern District of California; 10 judicial economy and the interests of justice dictate that the matter be transferred to that district. 11 Wherefore, 12 13 IT IS ORDERED that this matter is transferred to the Northern District of California for all further proceedings. 14 15 The clerk is ordered to provide copies of this order to all counsel. 16 Dated: October 26, 2017. 18 A 19 Marsha J. Pechman United States District Judge 17 20 21 22 23 24 ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE - 2

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