Turner v. Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION and ORDER, adopting the report and recommendation transferring case to another district: ORDER transferring case to the District of Eastern Missouri; original electronic record will be transferred to Clerk of Court 10 business days from this date.. Signed by Judge L Scott Coogler on 1/16/2015. (KAM, )
2015 Jan-16 AM 11:32
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
INC., et al.,
MEMORANDUM OF OPINION AND ORDER
This is action brought by Plaintiff Vera Turner under the Employee Retirement
Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”), 29 U.S.C. § 1001 et seq., for an alleged
wrongful termination of long-term disability benefits. The Court currently has before
it a motion filed by all defendants in which they seek to transfer this action to the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 1404(a), based on a forum-selection clause in the ERISA plan documents.
(Doc. 7.) The Magistrate Judge filed a report and recommendation on December 19,
2014, recommending that this Court grant the defendants’ motion to transfer this
action. (Doc. 23.) No objections were filed. The action was subsequently reassigned
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to the undersigned district judge.
Having carefully reviewed and considered de novo all the materials in the court
file, including the report and recommendation, the Court is of the opinion that the
Magistrate Judge’s report is due to be and is hereby ADOPTED and the Magistrate
Judge’s recommendation is ACCEPTED.
Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that pursuant to 28
U.S.C. § 1404(a), the above captioned action, filed and presently pending in this
Court, be and hereby is transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of Missouri.
Done this 16th day of January 2015.
L. Scott Coogler
United States District Judge
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