28 U.S.C. § 1404 : US Code - Section 1404: Change of venue

Search 28 U.S.C. § 1404 : US Code - Section 1404: Change of venue

      (a) For the convenience of parties and witnesses, in the interest
    of justice, a district court may transfer any civil action to any
    other district or division where it might have been brought or to
    any district or division to which all parties have consented.
      (b) Upon motion, consent or stipulation of all parties, any
    action, suit or proceeding of a civil nature or any motion or
    hearing thereof, may be transferred, in the discretion of the
    court, from the division in which pending to any other division in
    the same district. Transfer of proceedings in rem brought by or on
    behalf of the United States may be transferred under this section
    without the consent of the United States where all other parties
    request transfer.
      (c) A district court may order any civil action to be tried at
    any place within the division in which it is pending.
      (d) Transfers from a district court of the United States to the
    District Court of Guam, the District Court for the Northern Mariana
    Islands, or the District Court of the Virgin Islands shall not be
    permitted under this section. As otherwise used in this section,
    the term "district court" includes the District Court of Guam, the
    District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands, and the District
    Court of the Virgin Islands, and the term "district" includes the
    territorial jurisdiction of each such court.