Potts v. Social Security Administration

Filing 5

ORDER TO TRANSFER. The Clerk is directed to immediately transfer this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Motion to transfer 4 is granted. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 9/13/13. (kpr)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION CAROLYN S. POTTS v. PLAINTIFF Case No. 4:13CV00348 SWW-JTK MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT ORDER TO TRANSFER On June 11, 2013, 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 Clarksville, Arkansas, which is located in Johnson County. Johnson County is under the jurisdiction of the United States Western District of Arkansas. Pending is the Commissioner’s Motion to Transfer (DE #4) to the western district. 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 Johnson 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 (DE #4) is GRANTED. IT IS SO ORDERED this 13th day of September, 2013. _____________________________________ UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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