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Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Thompson v. Greyhound Lines, Inc.
Citation:2012 WL 6213792 (S.D. Ala. 2012)
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Plaintiff purchased a ticket from Pensacola, Florida, to Tunica, Mississippi, from Defendant on March 14, 2011. The ticket provided that Plaintiff would arrive in Tunica at 5:05 p.m. on March 15, 2011. Plaintiff left Pensacola on Defendant Greyhound‘s bus and arrived in Mobile just after midnight. Plaintiff was then directed to another bus, which was going to Jackson, Mississippi, operated by Defendant Colonial Trailways. The bus driver, Defendant Reeves, told Plaintiff that another bus would take him to Tunica from Jackson. The bus planned to return to Mobile after stopping in Jackson. Plaintiff fell asleep, missed the stop in Jackson, and was returned to Mobile. Plaintiff sued Defendants in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, invoking diversity jurisdiction. Reeves was a Florida resident. Plaintiff alleged that he missed a court date due to the actions of Defendants. Greyhound moved to dismiss the action based on improper venue and for failure to state a claim.
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