Nicholas v. TMX Finance Corporate Services, Inc.

Filing 12

ORDER Granting 5 Motion to Change Venue. This action is hereby TRANSFERRED to the Southern District of Georgia. Signed by Magistrate Judge Nancy J. Koppe on 11/14/2023. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - RGDG)

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1 2 3 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 4 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 5 6 7 8 9 10 MELVIN NICHOLAS, Case No. 2:23-cv-01749-CDS-NJK Plaintiff(s), ORDER v. [Docket No. 5] TMX FINANCE CORPORATE SERVICES, INC., Defendant(s). 11 12 Pending before the Court is Defendant’s motion to transfer this case to the Southern District 13 of Georgia under the first-to-file rule and 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a). Docket No. 5. The motion was 14 filed on October 30, 2023, making the deadline to respond November 13, 2023. See Local Rule 15 7-2(b). Plaintiff did not respond. Accordingly, the motion to transfer is GRANTED as 16 unopposed. Local Rule 7-2(d).1 This action is hereby TRANSFERRED to the Southern District 17 of Georgia. 18 IT IS SO ORDERED. 19 Dated: November 14, 2023 20 ______________________________ Nancy J. Koppe United States Magistrate Judge 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 1 The undersigned resolves the motion through issuance of an order as it is well-settled that a magistrate judge possesses the authority to decide a motion to transfer. See, e.g., Pavao v. 28 Unifund CCR Partners, 934 F. Supp. 2d 1238, 1241 n.1 (S.D. Cal. 2013) (collecting cases). 1

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