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Murrell v. Theiler

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA


June 22, 2010

JOYCE ANN MURRELL, PLAINTIFF,
v.
WALTER THEILER, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge

ORDER

Plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se, brings this civil action. For cases such as this, which are based on federal question jurisdiction, the federal venue statute requires that the action be brought only in "(1) a judicial district where any defendant resides, if all defendants reside in the same State, (2) a judicial district in which a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred, or a substantial part of property that is the subject of the action is situated, or (3) a judicial district in which any defendant may be found, if there is no district in which the action may otherwise be brought." 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). Here, it appears that a substantial part of the events giving rise to the instant action occurred in Santa Barbara, California, which is within the boundaries of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.*fn1 Therefore, the court finds that this action most appropriately proceeds in that district. In the interest of justice, the court will transfer this case. See 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a).

Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that this matter, along with all pending motions and/or requests, is transferred to the United States District Court for the Central District of California.


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