Beard et al v. Hawkins et al

Filing 188

ORDER Adopting Report and Recommendation. 187 Signed by District Judge Nancy G. Edmunds. (CBet)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION TONY DEWAYNE BEARD, JR., a legally incapacitated person, by and through JOHNETTE FORD, his legal guardian, Case No. 14-13465 Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds Plaintiff, v. CITY OF SOUTHFIELD, et al., Defendants. / ORDER ACCEPTING AND ADOPTING THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION [187] In a Report and Recommendation (R&R) issued on May 22, 2017 (Dkt. 187), Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Stafford recommends that this Court order attorney Johnny Hawkins to pay Defendants $18,455.48 in sanctions, consistent with this Court's November 2016 order granting in part Defendants' motion for sanctions. (Dkt. 155.) Neither party has filed objections to the R&R, and the deadline for doing so has passed. The parties' failure to file objections to the R&R waives any further right to appeal. Smith v. Detroit Fed'n of Teachers Local 231, 829 F.2d 1370, 1373 (6th Cir. 1987). Furthermore, the failure to object to the R&R releases the Court from its duty to independently review the matter. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149-50 (1985). Nonetheless, having reviewed the R&R, the parties' submissions, and the record as a whole, the Court concurs with the Magistrate Judge's analysis and therefore ACCEPTS and ADOPTS the R&R. Accordingly, this Court orders Johnny Hawkins to pay Defendants $18,455.48 in sanctions. SO ORDERED. s/Nancy G. Edmunds Nancy G. Edmunds United States District Judge Dated: June 14, 2017 I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon counsel of record on June 14, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail. s/Carol A. Bethel Case Manager 2

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