UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
February 19, 2013
STEPHANIE ANN TRICE,
CAROLYN W. COLVIN, ACTING COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Sheila K. Oberto United States Magistrate Judge
ORDER GRANTING STIPULATED ) REQUEST TO TRANSFER CASE TO ) THE SACRAMENTO DIVISION OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA (Doc. 18)
Plaintiff seeks judicial review of a final decision of the Commissioner of Social Security denying an application for Disability Insurance Benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act. (Administrative Record 15.) Under the venue statute governing this action, Plaintiff may obtain review of any final decision of the Commissioner made after a hearing to which the plaintiff was a party by commencing a civil action in the federal district court for the judicial district in which the claimant resides. 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
On February 14, 2013, the parties filed a stipulated request for an intra-district change of venue to the Sacramento Division of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California ("Eastern District"). (Doc. 18.) The parties represent that Plaintiff is a resident of Solano County, which is part of the Sacramento Division of the Eastern District. See Local Rule 120(d).
Pursuant to Local Rule 120(f), a civil action which has not been commenced in the proper division of the court may be transferred to the proper division. Therefore, this action will be transferred to the Sacramento Division of the Court.*fn1
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The parties' stipulated request is GRANTED;
2. This action is transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California sitting in Sacramento;
3. The Clerk of the Court shall assign a new case number; and
4. All future filings shall bear the new case number and shall be filed at: United States District Court Eastern District of California 501 I Street Sacramento, California, 95814
IT IS SO ORDERED.