Felder v. Astrue, No. 1:2012cv00041 - Document 7 (W.D. Va. 2012)

Court Description: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting Plaintiff's 6 MOTION to Transfer. It is ORDERED that the Clerk shall TRANSFER this matter to the Western District of Virginia (Abingdon). Signed by Magistrate Judge R. Clarke VanDervort on 7/23/2012. (cc: counsel of record) (arb) [Transferred from West Virginia Southern on 7/24/2012.]
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA BLUEFIELD DIVISION ELAINE CHIVON FELDER, Plaintiff, v. MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 1:12-02175 MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER Pending before the Court is Plaintiff s Motion to Transfer (Document No. 6.), filed on July 23, 2012. Plaintiff seeks a change of venue to the Western District of Virginia pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1404. This case was filed in this district on June 20, 2012. (Document No. 2.) Plaintiff states in her Complaint that she is a resident of Bluefield, Virginia, which is in Tazewell County, Virginia. (Document No. 1 at 1.) Proper venue under 42 U.S.C. § 405(g) is in the district court of the United States for the judicial district in which the plaintiff resides. 42 U.S.C. § 405(g). Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that the Clerk shall TRANSFER this matter to the Western District of Virginia (Abingdon), pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a). The Clerk is directed to send a copy of this Order to counsel of record. ENTER: July 23, 2012. R. Clarke VanDervort United States Magistrate Judge