Rickard v. American Commercial Barge Line LLC
ORDER granting #3 Motion to Transfer Venue; and transferring this case to United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, New Albany Division. Signed by Judge Brian S. Miller on 9/16/2022. (ldb)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 3:22-CV-00185-BSM
BARGE LINE, LLC
American Commercial Barge Line (“ACBL”)’s motion to transfer venue [Doc. No.
3] is granted, and the clerk is directed to immediately transfer this case to the United States
District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, New Albany Division. See 28 U.S.C. §
1404(a). Transfer is appropriate because the agreement Ronald Rickard signed to participate
in ACBL’s optional pay continuance plan includes a forum-selection clause, and Rickard has
not shown that “extraordinary circumstances” weigh against enforcing it. Doc. No. 4-1 at
13; Atl. Marine Constr. Co., Inc. v. U.S. Dist. Ct. for W. Dist. of Tex., 571 U.S. 49, 62 (2013).
IT IS SO ORDERED this 16th day of September, 2022.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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