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Case 4:13-cv-00517-DPM Document 8 Filed 09/19/13 Page 1 of 1

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS

WESTERN DIVISION

WILLIAM ROSARIO

PLAINTIFF

v.

No. 4:13-cv-517-DPM

MANUAL ANTHONIO VELEZ
dfb/a MA V Enterprises LLC

DEFENDANT

ORDER

Rosario says Velez tricked him into investing his 401k money with

Velez, who then ran off with the funds. NQ 3. The case was filed in Texas, but

transferred here because venue there was bad. NQ 6. Rosario and Velez both

live in Arkansas, and everything Rosario alleges happened took place in

Arkansas too. The transfer cured the venue problem, but it didn't fix the

jurisdictional one: there's no diversity, and no federal law is implicated. 28

U.S.C. §§ 1331 & 1332. Rosario's complaint is therefore dismissed without

prejudice for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. He must proceed in an

Arkansas court. The IFP motion, NQ 5, is denied as moot.

So Ordered.

D.P. Mar~hall Jr. 1
United States District Judge

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