Spragg et al v. United States of America, et al

Filing 15

ORDER Adopting 14 Report and Recommendation, Granting 8 Motion to Dismiss filed by United States of America, and Remanding Remaining Claims to Alpena County Circuit Court. Signed by District Judge Thomas L. Ludington. (BSoc)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN NORTHERN DIVISION JESSICA SPRAGG & MATTHEW SPRAGG, Plaintiffs, v. ALPENA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, ALPENA OB/GYN, PC, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. ______________________________________ / ORDER ADOPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION, GRANTING THE UNITED STATES' MOTION TO DISMISS, DISMISSING PLAINTIFF'S CLAIMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, AND REMANDING PLAINTIFF'S REMAINING CLAIMS TO STATE COURT Magistrate Judge Charles E. Binder issued a report and recommendation [Dkt. # 14] on March 11, 2011, recommending that the Court grant the United States' motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Judge Binder further recommended that Plaintiff's claims against Alpena Regional Medical Center and Alpena OB/GYN, PC, be remanded to state court. Any party may serve and file written objections "[w]ithin fourteen days after being served with a copy" of the report and recommendations. 28 U.S.C. 636(b)(1). The district court will make a "de novo determination of those portions of the report . . . to which objection is made." Id. Where, as here, neither party objects to the report, the district court is not obligated to independently review the record. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 14952 (1985). Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the Judge Binder's report and recommendation [Dkt. # 14] is ADOPTED. It is further ORDERED that the United States' motion to dismiss [Dkt. # 12] is GRANTED. Case Number 11-10056-BC Honorable Thomas L. Ludington It is further ORDERED that Plaintiff's claims against the United States are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and Plaintiff's remaining claims are REMANDED to the Alpena County Circuit Court. s/Thomas L. Ludington THOMAS L. LUDINGTON United States District Judge Dated: April 7, 2011 PROOF OF SERVICE The undersigned certifies that a copy of the foregoing order was served upon each attorney or party of record herein by electronic means or first class U.S. mail on April 7, 2011. s/Tracy A. Jacobs TRACY A. JACOBS -2-

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