Smith v. Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 6 Motion to Dismiss. The complaint at bar is dismissed without prejudice. Signed by Magistrate Judge Patricia S. Harris on 6/2/2016. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
NO. 3:16-cv-00117 PSH
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Acting Commissioner
of the Social Security Administration
Plaintiff Ronda Smith (“Smith”) has filed the pending motion to dismiss without
prejudice. See Document 6. In the motion, she represented the following:
On April 11, 2016, the Appeals Council denied [Smith’s] claim for
disability benefits and advised her to seek judicial review within 60 days if
she wished to appeal. [She] subsequently commenced this civil action, No.
3:16CV00117PSH. Subsequent to the commencement of the civil action,
[she] submitted new evidence to the Appeal Council. As a result, the
Appeals Council vacated its April 11, 2016, decision and issued a new
decision denying the claim again on May 13, 2016. In its May 13, 2016,
decision, the [Appeals] Council advised that [Smith] should file a civil
action within 60 days if she wished to appeal. [She] subsequently
commenced a civil action under No. 3:16CV00142JJV.
Since the Appeals Council vacated its April 11, 2016, decision which
was the subject of the civil action in No. 3:16CV00117PSH, [Smith] wishes
to dismiss this action without prejudice and proceed with her appeal under
case No. 3:16CV00142JJV.
See Document 6 at CM/ECF 1. [Emphasis in original].
For good cause shown, and for the reasons articulated in Smith’s motion to
dismiss, the motion is granted. See Fed.R.Civ.P. 41. The complaint at bar is dismissed
IT IS SO ORDERED this 2nd day of June, 2016.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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