compulsory process for attendance of witnesses, and the cost of obtaining witnesses. 805F.2d at 843 (quoting Gulf Oil Corp. v. Gilbert, 330 U.S. 501, 508 (1947)). Public factorsinclude considerations such as court congestion, “local interest in having localizedcontroversies decided at home,” conflict of laws issues, and “the unfairness of burdeningcitizens in an unrelated forum with jury duty.” 805 F.2d at 843 (quoting Piper Aircraft,454 U.S. at 241 n. 6 (quoting Gulf Oil Corp., 330 U.S. at 509)).Here, both the relevant public and private factors support the transfer of this case tothe District of Utah.
II. THE DISTRICT OF UTAH IS AN APPROPRIATE ALTERNATIVEVENUE TO THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA.
Under section 1404, a district court may only transfer a case to another districtwhere the case could have been filed in the first place. See 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a). Pursuantto the general venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b)
, a civil action may be brought in “a judicial district in which a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to theclaim occurred,” or “any judicial district in which any defendant is subject to the court’s personal jurisdiction.” 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b).The United States alleges numerous incidents and events in support of its threecauses of action, but does not specify whether said events occurred within the State of Arizona or the State of Utah and does not differentiate between the Twin Cities, simplyreferring to them as the “Cities.”
In fact, only one allegation - that regarding an incidentat the Holm School - actually identifies the location of the alleged dispute, which was inHildale.
The Complaint does not identify the allegedly aggrieved individuals at all, muchless as residents of either Arizona or Utah. Furthermore, the majority of the Complaint’sallegations are based upon the alleged actions and conduct of the Marshal’s Office, a law
The “general venue statute,” 28 U.S.C. § 1391, applies to all of the causes of actionalleged in the Complaint.
42 U.S.C. § 3612(o), stating specifically that the generalvenue statute applies to the United States’
See, generally, Doc. 1, at ¶¶ 2, 4, 5, 16-50.
Id. at ¶ 28.