and Provides No Basis for Retaining Venue
In granting defendants' motion to transfer venue, the court rejected plaintiff's incorporation in Arkansas as a basis for retaining venue. "The only connection this case has to the Western District of Arkansas is that defendants sold the products in question [in this forum] for nationwide distribution and [plaintiff's] incorporation in Arkansas three weeks before filing suit. . . . [Plaintiff's] incorporation in Arkansas just twenty days before filing this lawsuit does not help [plaintiff] because it has the appearance of forum shopping. Indeed, defendants point to other instances where courts have transferred cases involving [plaintiff's parent's] subsidiaries because of suspicions of forum shopping."
Shared Memory Graphics, LLC v. Apple Inc. et al., 5-09-cv-05128 (ARWD May 27, 2010, Order) (Miller, J.)