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CIAPPIO v. DAVIS

United States District Court, S.D. New York


June 10, 2005.

A. DAVID CIAPPIO, Plaintiff,
v.
HENRY E. DAVIS et al., Defendants.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: JOHN KOELTL, District Judge

MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER

Two motions are pending before the Court.

First, Defendants Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and Liberty Mutual Life Assurance Co. move, pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 21 to sever the claims against them asserted in the second and third causes of action from the claim asserted against Harry Davis in the first cause of action. All parties consent to this motion. Therefore, the motion to sever the first cause of action from the second and third causes of action is granted.

  Second, defendant Davis moves to transfer the first cause of action to the Northern District of New York. While defendant Davis alleges that this motion is brought pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1391(a), that section only provides for the proper District in which an action can be brought. A motion for a change of venue should be brought under 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) or § 1406(a). In any event, all parties consent to a change in venue to the Northern District of New York for the first cause of action brought by the plaintiff against defendant Davis. That cause of action is brought against a resident of the Northern District of New York arising out of an automobile accident that occurred in the Northern District of New York. That claim could have been brought in the Northern District of New York. All parties consent to that change in venue. Therefore, the motion to change venue for the first cause of action is granted. The Clerk is directed to send a copy of the file and this Order to the Northern District of New York.

  The caption for this action is hereby amended to read: A. David Ciappo v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and Liberty Life Assurance Company of Boston (collectively "Liberty Mutual"), 04 Civ. 02602 (JGK).

  SO ORDERED.

20050610

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