What is an Opposition To Transfer Venue?
An opposition to a motion to transfer venue requests that the court retain the venue chosen by plaintiff. The opposition must show that the current venue provides the most appropriate forum for the case. Likely arguments include that because the public in that jurisdiction has a valid interest in the case, no other alternative venue is as appropriate. The opposing party is also likely to argue that the current venue presents no opportunity for unfair prejudice to the moving party. Opposition papers are usually supported by a statement of facts, a legal brief or memorandum with citations to legal authority, and if necessary, exhibits, declarations, and affidavits.