Howe v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 12

CONSENT MEMORANDUM OPINION Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on April 7, 2011. (sh) Modified on 4/7/2011 (sh).

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Howe v. Social Security Administration Commissioner Doc. 12 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS FORT SMITH DIVISION DENNIS E. HOWE vs. Civil No. 2:10-cv-02183 PLAINTIFF MICHAEL J. ASTRUE Commissioner, Social Security Administration DEFENDANT MEMORANDUM OPINION On February 24, 2011, Dennis E. Howe ("Plaintiff") filed this Motion To Dismiss With Prejudice. ECF No. 11. Defendant did not respond or file objections to this motion. The parties have consented to the jurisdiction of a magistrate judge to conduct any and all proceedings in this case, including conducting the trial, ordering the entry of a final judgment, and conducting all postjudgment proceedings. ECF No. 5. Pursuant to this authority, the Court issues this memorandum opinion and orders the entry of a final judgment in this matter. Absent any pending counterclaims, a court is authorized to dismiss a case at the Plaintiff's request on the terms that the court considers proper. FED . R. CIV . P. 41(a)(2). Defendant has asserted no counterclaims and has not objected to this motion. After taking into consideration said Motion, the Court finds the Plaintiff's motion should be GRANTED and Plaintiff's case be dismissed with prejudice. ENTERED this 7th day of April, 2011. /s/ Barry A. Bryant HON. BARRY A. BRYANT U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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