IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 15, 2011
ROSENDO ROBERT RAMIREZ,
JILL A. EGGLESTON, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Craig M. Kellison United States Magistrate Judge
Plaintiff, a federal prisoner proceeding pro se, brings this civil rights action pursuant to Bivens v. Six Unknown Federal Narcotics Agents, 403 U.S. 388 (1971). 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, the claim(s) arose in Eloy, Arizona, which is within the boundaries of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. 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 is transferred to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.
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