No. 00-11627.

259 F.3d 1295 (2001)

Tom J. Hollis, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Florida State University, by and through The Board of Regents of the State of Florida, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

DECIDED July 30, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

T.A. Delegal, III, Delegal & Merrett, Jacksonville, FL, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Leslei G. Street, Florida Atty. Gen., Charles R. McCoy, Louis F. Hubener, Tallahassee, FL, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before EDMONDSON and RONEY, Circuit Judges, and JORDAN, District Judge.

JORDAN, District Judge:

When an action is removed from state court to federal court, it is removed to the district court "embracing the place where such action is pending." 28 U.S.C. § 1441(a). The question presented by this appeal is whether a defendant can obtain dismissal of a removed action on the ground that, when originally filed in state court, the action lacked proper venue under state law. We conclude that state-law venue deficiencies cannot be the basis...

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