McKinney v. Commissioner of Social Security

Filing 21

ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE to the Western District of Michigan. Signed by District Judge Arthur J. Tarnow. (DPer) [Transferred from Michigan Eastern on 2/10/2016.]

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION TOWANA MCKINNEY, Case No. 14-11980 Plaintiff, SENIOR U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE ARTHUR J. TARNOW v. COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE ANTHONY P. PATTI Defendant. / ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE TO PROPER VENUE Before the Court is Plaintiff’s Complaint [1]. For the reasons that follow, the case is transferred to the Western District of Michigan. Venue is proper in the judicial district where either defendants reside or where the claim arose. Al-Muhaymin v. Jones, 895 F.2d 1147, 1148 (6th Cir. 1990); 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). If a Plaintiff files a case in the wrong district, the court “shall dismiss, or if it be in the interest of justice, transfer such case to any district or division in which it could have been brought.” 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a). A district court may transfer a case sua sponte. Carver v. Knox County, Tenn., 887 F.2d 1 1287, 1291 (6th Cir. 1989). The action arose in Kent County, which is located in the Western District. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that this case is TRANSFERRED to the Western District of Michigan. SO ORDERED. Dated: February 9, 2016 s/Arthur J. Tarnow Arthur J. Tarnow Senior United States District Judge 2

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