No. 3:15-CV-1708-PK.

CORY BJERKE, Plaintiff, v. THE HOME DEPOT, INC., Defendant.

United States District Court, D. Oregon.

October 21, 2015.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Cory Bjerke, Plaintiff, represented by Anna P. Prakash , Nichols Kaster, PLLP, E. Michelle Drake , Nichols Kaster PLLP, James B. Zouras , Stephan Zouras, LLP, Justin M. Baxter , Baxter & Baxter, LLP & Ryan F. Stephan , Stephan Zouras, LLP.

Home Depot, Inc., Defendant, represented by Joseph C. Sarles , Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Leah C. Lively , Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart P.C. & Shon Morgan , Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.


Plaintiff Cory Bjerke filed this putative class action on his own behalf and on behalf of all those similarly situated against defendant The Home Depot, Inc. ("Home Depot") in the Multnomah County Circuit Court on July 31, 2015. By and through his complaint, Bjerke alleges Home Depot's liability for violation of the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. Home Depot removed Bjerke's action to this court effective September 10, 2015 pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1441 (a) on the grounds that Bjerke's claim raises a federal question. This court has original jurisdiction over Bjerke's action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331, and may properly exercise jurisdiction on removal pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1441.

Now before the court is Bjerke's motion (#28) to change or transfer venue, by and through which Bjerke seeks this court's order transferring this action to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for contemplated consolidation with Albu v. The Home Deport, Inc., Case No. 1:15-CV-412-ELR-JFK (N.D. Ga.). Home Depot does not oppose either the requested transfer to the Northern District of Georgia or the contemplated consolidation with Albu.

In light of the parties' agreement that this court would most efficiently be litigated in the Northern District of Georgia, Bjerke's unopposed motion is granted. This action is transferred to the Northern District of Georgia effective immediately.


For the reasons set forth above, Bjerke's motion (#28) is granted and this action is transferred to the United States District Comi for the Northern District of Georgia. All pending motions are denied as moot with leave to refile before the United States District Comi for the Northern District of Georgia.


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