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Elliott v. Trailer Transit, Inc.

United States District Court, Fifth Circuit

January 16, 2014

JOHN L. ELLIOTT
v.
TRAILER TRANSIT, INC

ORDER

JOHN R. FROESCHNER, District Judge.

Before the Court, by referral from the Honorable Gregg Costa, United States District Judge, is the "Motion to Transfer Venue" of Defendant, Trailer Transit, Inc.; the Motion seeks an intra-district transfer of the case to the Houston Division. Plaintiff, John L. Elliott, opposes the Motion.

Elliott resides in Harris County, Texas. The vehicular accident made the basis of this personal injury lawsuit occurred in the City of Pasadena in Harris County, Texas. The accident was investigated by the Pasadena Police. The only presently known witness to the accident lives in Pasadena. Elliott initially received medical care for his injuries at Baytown Hospital in Harris County. The lawyers for both Parties office in Houston. In short, this case has no presently apparent connection, whatsoever, to the Galveston Division.

Under these circumstances, this Court sees no need to author an exhaustive opinion weighing the various private and public interests before concluding that the transfer is proper. Moreover, Judge Costa has recently done so in two comparable cases, Hebert v. Wade, 2013 WL 551037 (Oct. 7, 2013) and Perry v. Autocraft Investments, Inc. , 2013 WL 3338580 (July 2, 2013), and ordered their transfers.

It is, therefore, ORDERED that "Defendant, Trailer Transit, Inc.'s Motion to Transfer Venue" (Instrument no. 5) is GRANTED.

It is further ORDERED that the Clerk is INSTRUCTED to TRANSFER this case to the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas for all further proceedings, UNLESS, Elliott files an objection to this Order, pursuant to Rule 72(a) of the ...


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