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CENTO v. PEARL ARTS AND CRAFT SUPPLY INC.

United States District Court, Southern District of New York


April 15, 2003

MAFALDA CENTO, ET ANO., PLAINTIFFS,
v.
PEARL ARTS AND CRAFT SUPPLY INC., DEFENDANT.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Lewis A. Kaplan, District Judge

ORDER

This is a negligence case brought in this Court on the basis of diversity of citizenship by two Staten Island residents to recover for an injury that allegedly occurred while one of the plaintiffs was shopping in a store located in Iselin, New Jersey. Regardless of whether venue technically is proper in this district and, for that matter, whether the defendant is amenable to personal jurisdiction here, the case has no apparent connection to this district. Accordingly, plaintiffs shall show cause, on or before April 25, 2003, why this action should not be transferred to the District of New Jersey pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a), which obviously has a greater connection to the controversy, would be more convenient to the defendant, and would be at least as convenient to the plaintiffs.

SO ORDERED.

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