Rule 2.225 Joinder of Party to Control Venue

(A) Joinder Not in Good Faith. On a defendant's motion, venue must be changed on a showing that the venue of the action is proper only because of the joinder of a codefendant who was not joined in good faith but only to control venue.

(B) Transfer Costs. A transfer under this rule must be made at the plaintiff's cost, which shall include the statutory filing fee applicable to the court to which the action is transferred, and which may include reasonable compensation for the defendant's expense, including reasonable attorney fees, necessary to accomplish the transfer.

(C) Jury Fee. If the jury fee has been paid, the clerk of the transferring court shall forward it to the clerk of the court to which the action is transferred.