United States District Court, N.D. Illinois, Eastern Division
November 1, 2004.
RODNEY GIBSON, Plaintiff,
SHARKEY TRANSPORTATION, INC., et al., Defendants.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: MILTON SHADUR, Senior District Judge
Rodney Gibson ("Gibson") has filed a pro se Complaint of
Employment Discrimination against Sharkey Transportation, Inc.
and Shippers Rental Co., Inc., claiming that either or both (it
is not clear which) discriminated against him based on his race.
Because both defendants are located in Quincy, Illinois, it
appears that this action should have been filed in the United
States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
pursuant to the venue provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b):*fn1
A civil action wherein jurisdiction is not founded
solely on diversity of citizenship may, except as
otherwise provided by law, 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
Accordingly, unless Gibson files in this Court's chambers on or before November 15, 2004 an explanation as to why his lawsuit
qualifies for retention in this judicial district, this Court
will transfer this action to the Central District pursuant to