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Linda J. Bryan v. Department of Public Welfare


February 17, 2012


The opinion of the court was delivered by: Arthur J. Schwab United States District Judge



Presently before for this Court are three civil cases filed by Pro Se Plaintiff Linda J. Bryan*fn1 against the Social Security Administration, Department of Public Welfare, and "Internal Revenue Service Taxes or death Federal Agency." 12-cv-184, 12-cv-185, 12-cv-186, respectively. The Complaints in these cases are titled as follows: "Objections for Discrimination and Denial for Full Disability Benefits Under and By Social Security (A Federal Agency) of an American Citizen in the United States of America"; "Petition for Discovery of the Department of Public Welfare a Federally Controlled Agency?"; and "Petition for Discovery of Taxation and the Money Trail of Pennsylvania, United States Citizens Connecting to the Department of Public Welfare, Social Security Agency, the Public Education Systems and Others a Federally Controlled Agency." Id.

Plaintiff's Complaints do not contain any legally cognizable causes of action against Defendants that may properly brought before this Court. Instead, they seem to merely attempt to explain Plaintiff's "brain game" theory that God gave humans thinking and free choice. Plaintiff elaborates that "WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE MURDERERS WORLD-WIDE Verbal/Physical." (Doc. No. 1, 2, capitalization original).

In civil action 12-cv-184, Plaintiff seems to allege that she called Social Security to apply for "Full Disability Benefits even though [she] is fully aware [that] medically she does not have a disability. . . ." Doc. No. 1, 2, ¶ 1. The remainder of the Complaint details that on January 10, 2012, she was informed that she is ineligible for Social Security Disability. Doc. No. 1, ¶ 2-5. Plaintiff seeks an investigation of the Social Security Administration and "any attorney who wishes to oppose this investigation has the choice to back down or be disbarred and thrown into jail under common law for betrayal." Doc. No. 1, ¶ 2. To the extent that Plaintiff's Complaint is an appeal of her denial of Social Security benefits, the Court lacks jurisdiction at this time. See Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(h)(3). Plaintiff must exhaust any administrative remedies with the Social Security Administration before a civil lawsuit may be filed to pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 405(g) and 1383(c)(3) of the Social Security Act, seeking judicial review of the final decision of Commissioner. According to Plaintiff's Complaint, there has been no final decision of the Social Security Administration and therefore, the Complaint in 12-cv-184 must be dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and the CASE CLOSED.

Plaintiff's Complaint is 12-cv-185 must also be dismissed. Plaintiff has not set forth factual averments of any kind against Defendant Department of Welfare. Instead, the Complaint consists of seven "facts", which appear to be only be titles of documents. Doc. No. 1. (See ex. "(4) Memorandum of Understanding between Richard and Linda Bryan hand dated 1/9/12. Don't even think about going after the dad I got it covered, I will defend the ignorance of the Courts, school, families. Did I say world-religions are involved.") Plaintiff then "DEMAND(S) FULL INVESTIGATION/DISCOVERY INTO THIS DOOPED AGENCY." Doc. No. 1, 2. This Court does not conduct independent investigation or order others to do so. Therefore, because there are no appropriate justiciable issues for this Court, the Complaint in 12-cv-185 must be dismissed and the CASE CLOSED.

The Complaint in 12-cv-186 must also be dismissed. In this case, Plaintiff again states that "WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE MURDERERS WORLD-WIDE Verbal/Physical." Doc. No. 1, 2 (capitalization original). Plaintiff then sets forth five "facts." Id. Namely, that: (1) Plaintiff pays federal taxes on alimony and the "MAN WHO LACKS UNDERSTANDING IS PERMITTED TO WRITE IT OFF ON HIS TAXES. BRING IT ON"; (2) Syria may have been where taxation began; (3) Plaintiff did not pay taxes for the last two quarters of 2011 because she did not have the funds; (4) Plaintiff demands an investigation of the IRS and a tax reform bill; and (5) demands discovery of other issues "AS AN EXAMPLE FOR THE WORLD. Bring it on, Were (sic) on it, may the brain game begin." Doc. No. 1, 2 (capitalizations original). As in Plaintiff's related cases, there is no subject matter jurisdiction in this case. Plaintiff's only demand seems to be that an investigation of the IRS be undertaken. Doc. No. 1, 2. Again, this is not an appropriate matter for this Court. Therefore, Plaintiff's Complaint will be dismissed and the CASE CLOSED.

Furthermore, all three of Plaintiff's Complaints will be dismissed with prejudice because leave to amend would be futile. Phillips v. Cnty. Of Allegheny, 515 F.3d 224, 236 (3d Cir. 2008). Plaintiff's Complaints are not being dismissed because they simply fail to give sufficient factual averments to support a claim, but rather, because Plaintiff asks this Court to: (1) (12-cv-184) to review a Social Security is not final and therefore, the Court does not have jurisdiction; (2) (12-cv-185) to conduct an investigation of the Department of Public Welfare; and (3) (12-cv- 186) to investigate the Internal Revenue Service. As previously stated, the Complaints completely fail to support any legal claim against any of the Defendants. Therefore, for the preceding reasons, the following Order of Court is entered.*fn2

AND NOW, this 17th day of February 2012, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiff's Complaints in 12-cv-184, 12-cv-185, and 12-cv-186 are DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.

The Clerk of Courts shall mark these CASES CLOSED.

Arthur J. Schwab

cc: All Registered ECF Counsel and Parties Linda Bryan 3000 Swallow Hill Road Apartment 344 Pittsburgh, PA 15220

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