Patton et al v Commissioner of Social Security Administration
ORDER granting 13 Motion to Transfer Case. The Clerk is directed to immediately transfer this case to the Eastern District of Arkansas. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on October 1, 2013. (lw) [Transferred from arwd on 10/1/2013.]
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
PAUL DAVID DUVALL; WILLIAM S. WOMBLE;
CARL R. MOORE; DONALD H. JONES; JOYCE
PATTON; ELMER E. MCVAY, and all others
Case No. 2:13-CV-02141
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Commissioner of the
Social Security Administration
Currently before the Court is Plaintiffs’ unopposed motion (Doc. 13) to transfer this matter
to the Eastern District of Arkansas.
“For the convenience of parties and witnesses, a district court may transfer any civil action
to any other district or division where it might have been brought or to any district or division to
which all parties have consented.” 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a).
A similar case to the instant matter was previously filed in the Eastern District of Arkansas.
The Eastern District case remains pending. Plaintiffs request transfer of this case to the Eastern
District so that they can move for consolidation of the two similar cases in the interests of efficiency
and avoidance of inconsistent or conflicting results. Plaintiffs represent that the Government has no
objection to a transfer. The Court finds that transfer is proper, as this case may have been originally
brought in the Eastern District. The Court finds that transfer would also serve the interests of justice.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ unopposed motion (Doc. 13) for transfer is
GRANTED. The Clerk is directed to immediately transfer this case to the Eastern District of
IT IS SO ORDERED this 1st day of October, 2013.
/s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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