Tolleson v. Social Security Administration

Filing 10

ORDER granting 4 Motion to Transfer Case. The case is hereby transferred to the Western District of Arkansas. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 10/17/12. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION TERESA K. TOLLESON v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 4:12CV00406 SWW MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER TO TRANSFER On July 3, 2012, Plaintiff filed a Complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 405(g), seeking judicial review of a decision of the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. In Plaintiff’s Complaint, she stated that she is a resident of Jasper, Arkansas, which is located in Newton County. Newton County is under the jurisdiction of the United States Western District of Arkansas. A Plaintiff’s action seeking judicial review of the Commissioner’s decision “shall be brought in the district court of the United States for the judicial district in which the plaintiff resides[.]” 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). Since Plaintiff resides in Newton County, Arkansas, venue properly lies in the Western District of Arkansas. As such, the Court finds that the interests of justice would best be served by transferring the present action to the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. The Court directs the Clerk to make an immediate transfer of this action to the Western District. Accordingly, the Motion to Transfer is GRANTED. IT IS SO ORDERED this 17th day of October, 2012. _____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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