2016 US Code
Title 46 - Shipping
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
Chapter 309 - Suits in Admiralty Against the United States
Sec. 30906 - Venue

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Citation 46 U.S.C. § 30906 (2016)
Section Name §30906. Venue
Section Text

(a) In General.—A civil action under this chapter shall be brought in the district court of the United States for the district in which—

(1) any plaintiff resides or has its principal place of business; or

(2) the vessel or cargo is found.

(b) Transfer.—On a motion by a party, the court may transfer the action to any other district court of the United States.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 109–304, §6(c), Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1518.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
30906(a) 46 App.:742 (2d sentence). Mar. 9, 1920, ch. 95, §2 (2d, last sentences), 41 Stat. 526.
30906(b) 46 App.:742 (last sentence).

In subsection (a)(1), the words "in the United States" are omitted as unnecessary.

In subsection (a)(2), the words "charged with liability" are omitted as unnecessary.

In subsection (b), the words "in the discretion of the court" are omitted as unnecessary. For general change of venue provision, see 28 U.S.C. 1404.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 46 - SHIPPING
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 46 - SHIPPING
Subtitle III - Maritime Liability
Sec. 30906 - Venue
Contains section 30906
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 41 Stat. 526
120 Stat. 1518
Public Law References Public Law 109-304
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