Gadson v. Chatham County Sheriff Department, No. 1:2009cv00231 - Document 3 (N.D. Ga. 2009)

Court Description: ORDER AND OPINION that this case is Transferred to the Southern District of Georgia. Signed by Judge Thomas W. Thrash, Jr on 2/11/09. (dr)
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FILED IN CHAMBERS THOMAS W. THRASH JI U. S, D.C. Atlanta 2009 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEOR ATLANTA DIVISION y CHARLES GAD SON, JR. Plaintiff, rk ES N' HQ7 N ' c1e ¢ E)ep"ty( Agx PRISONER CIVIL RIGHTS 42 U.S .C . § 1983 V. CHATHAM COUNTY SHERIFF CIVIL ACTION NO . DEPARTMENT, 1 :09-CV- 0231-TWT Defendant. ORD ER a nd OPI N IO N Plaintiff, Charles Gadson, currently confined in the Chatham County Jail in Savannah, Georgia, has submitted a civil rights complaint regarding his ongoing criminal proceedings in Chatham County . (Doe. No . 1 .) A federal-law action may be brought in a judicial district where any defendant resides, if all defendants reside in the same State, or in the judicial district in which the claims arose . 28 U .S .C. § 1391(b) ; New Alliance Party of Ala, v. Hand, 933 F .2d 1568, 1570 (11th Cir . 1991) (applying § 1391(b)'s venue provisions to a § 1983 action) . When venue is improper, the court may, in the interest of justice, transfer the case to a district court in which it could have been brought . 28 U .S .C. § 1406(a) . Chatham County is located within the Southern District of Georgia . Accordingly, venue is improper in this district, and this Court finds it to be in the AO 72A (Rev . 8182) interest of justice to transfer this action to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia . IT IS ORDERED that this action is hereby TRANSFERRED to the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA, along with all orders, motions, affidavits, pleadings and exhibits (if any) filed herein for further proceedings . IT IS SO ORDERED , this t : day of 12009 . j2K THOMAS W . THRASH, JR . UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2 AO 7 2A (Rev .8/82)