Vance v. Social Security Administration Commissioner

Filing 9

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on August 18, 2014. (jn)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION JOE ALLEN VANCE PLAINTIFF v. Civil No. 4:14-cv-04073 COMMISSIONER, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION DEFENDANT MEMORANDUM OPINION On July 31, 2014, Joe Allen Vance (“Plaintiff”) filed this Motion to Dismiss. ECF No. 8. According to Plaintiff, he no longer wishes to pursue his appeal and requests dismissal. Id. Defendant has not objected 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 post-judgment 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 without prejudice. ENTERED this day of 18th August, 2014. /s/ Barry A. Bryant HON. BARRY A. BRYANT U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE

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