Reed v. Lewis et al
ORDER Adopting Report and Recommendation for 67 Report and Recommendation, 51 Motion to Dismiss, filed by Lewis, Fettig Signed by District Judge Avern Cohn. (MVer)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
MARK ANTHONY REED-BEY,
Case No. 13-10168
HON. AVERN COHN
VICKI LEWIS, NOLA FETTIG,
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION (Doc. 67)
DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS (Doc. 51)
This is a pro se prisoner civil rights case under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff sued
Corrections Officer Vicki Lewis, Assistant Resident Unit Manager Dion Laing, and
Resident Unit Manager Nola Fettig claiming that they violated of due process rights
under the Fourteenth Amendment arising out of the taking of his property and retaliated
against him. Following dispositive motions and an appeal, see Doc. 59, plaintiff’s
retaliation claims against Lewis and Fettig remain. Lewis and Fettig filed a motion to
dismiss on the grounds that plaintiff failed to exhaust his administrative remedies. The
magistrate judge issued a report and recommendation (MJRR), recommending that
defendants’ motion be denied. (Doc. 67).
Neither party has objected to the MJRR and the time for filing objections has
passed. The failure to file objections to the MJRR waives any further right to appeal.
Smith v. Detroit Federation of Teachers Local 231, 829 F.2d 1370, 1373 (6th Cir. 1987).
Likewise, the failure to object to the MJRR releases the Court from its duty to
independently review the motions. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985).
However, the Court has reviewed the MJRR and agrees with the magistrate judge’s
analysis and conclusion.
Accordingly, for the reasons stated above, the MJRR is ADOPTED as the
findings and conclusions of the Court. Defendants’ motion to dismiss is DENIED. The
case shall continue in its regular course.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: September 20, 2016
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