In Re William F. Manchester, Petitioner, 892 F.2d 1041 (4th Cir. 1990)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 892 F.2d 1041 (4th Cir. 1990)

Submitted: Nov. 30, 1989. Decided: Dec. 21, 1989. Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc Denied Jan. 19, 1990

William F. Manchester, petitioner pro se.

Before DONALD RUSSELL, WIDENER and K.K. HALL, Circuit Judges.


William F. Manchester petitions this Court for a writ of mandamus reversing Senior Judge Kaufman's order transferring his civil action to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Because the records in the case have already been forwarded to the District of Delaware, this Court has no jurisdiction over petitioner's request. See In re Sosa, 712 F.2d 1479, 1480 (D.C. Cir. 1983); Roofing & Sheet Metal Services, Inc. v. LaQuinta Motor Inns, 689 F.2d 982, 988-89 n. 10 (11th Cir. 1982); In re Nine Mile Limited, 673 F.2d 242, 243-44 (8th Cir. 1982); 15 C.Wright, A. Miller, & E. Cooper, Federal Practice and Procedure: Jurisdiction 2d § 3846, at 357; see also Lou v. Belzberg, 834 F.2d 730, 733 (9th Cir. 1987) (jurisdiction of transferring court and corresponding appellate court ends once papers are docketed in receiving court), cert. denied, 56 U.S.L.W. 3683 (U.S. April 4, 1988) (No. 87-1430). We therefore grant leave to proceed in forma pauperis, deny the petition for a writ of mandamus, and dismiss this action.