Motion to Transfer Venue – transfer the case to another district or county, usually due to improper jurisdiction or local prejudice


     If a court lacks jurisdiction, it may be that the case was taken before the wrong courthouse (“improper venue”); the case may then be dismissed via a Motion to Dismiss or the venue can be transferred via a Motion to Transfer Venue.

improper venue:

1. A place or court where jurisdiction is not authorized under a statute or by agreement of the parties.

motion to transfer venue:

1. A request that the court transfer the case to another district or county, usually because the original venue is improper under the applicable venue rules or because of local prejudice.

change of venue:

1. The transfer of a case from a court in one locale to another in the same judicial system to cure a defect in venue, either to minimize the prejudicial impact of local sentiment or to secure a more sensible location – — aka transfer of venue; transfer of proceedings.


[1]:  Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6


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