UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO DIVISION
January 13, 2009
BRYAN G. RANSOM, PLAINTIFF,
DUNCAN, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CDCR, JOHN DOES 1-10, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Edward F. Shea United States District Judge
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR CHANGE OF VENUE
Before the Court, without oral argument, is pro se Plaintiff Bryan G. Ransom's Motion for Change of Venue. Plaintiff asks that venue be changed from the Sacramento Division to the Fresno Division in the Eastern District of California. Under 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b), venue is appropriate in a federal question lawsuit in "a judicial district in which a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred." Here, Plaintiff alleges that he received deliberately indifferent medical care while housed at the Corcoran State Prison, which is located in the Eastern District of California. Both Sacramento and Fresno are located in the Eastern District of California as well; accordingly, venue lies in both locations. Nevertheless, because Corcoran State Prison - where Plaintiff is currently incarcerated - is located two hours closer to Fresno than Sacramento, the Court transfers this case to the Eastern District of California Fresno Division.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED: Plaintiff's Motion for Change of Venue (Ct. Rec. 10) is GRANTED. This lawsuit shall be transferred to the Fresno Division of the Eastern District of California.
IT IS SO ORDERED. The District Court Executive is directed to enter this Order and provide a copy to Plaintiff.
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