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RESOLUTION TRUST CORP. v. FEFFER

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


May 28, 1992

RESOLUTION TRUST CORPORATION, Petitioner,
v.
RALPH FEFFER, JR., et al., Respondents.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: HAROLD H. GREENE

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER

 Petitioner has filed a petition for an order enforcing administrative subpoenas duces tecum issued to the respondents. A show cause hearing is scheduled for June 4. Respondents have moved to transfer this proceeding to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. *fn1"

 Neither party disputes that this proceeding could be brought either in the District of Columbia or in Arizona. Respondents argue, inter alia, that Arizona would be the more appropriate forum because that it is the site of the failed savings and loan which is being investigated by the RTC, that is where the respondents reside, and that is where the documents which are the subject of the subpoenas are located.

 A plaintiff's choice of forum is given deference unless transfer is necessary for the parties' convenience and would be in the interests of justice. See In Re Scott, 709 F.2d 717, 720 (D.C. Cir. 1983) (quoting Reviser's Note to 28 U.S.C. ยง 1404(a)). Because this is a summary proceeding with no witnesses or presentation of evidence, respondents' arguments regarding convenience and efficiency have little force. There is no compelling reason why the interests of justice would be better served by transferring this action. See CFTC v. Harker, 615 F. Supp. 420, 426 (D.D.C. 1985); RTC v. American Casualty Co., 787 F. Supp. 5 (D.D.C. 1992); RTC v. McCamish, Ingram, Martin and Brown, 1992 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16779 (D.D.C. 1992).

 Accordingly, it is this 28th day of May 1992

 ORDERED that respondents' motion to transfer this proceeding to the United States District Court for the District of Arizona be and it is hereby denied.

 HAROLD H. GREENE

 United States District Judge


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