McBride et al v. Michigan Department of Corrections et al

Filing 95

ORDER Adopting 94 Report and Recommendation for Granting 61 MOTION to Certify Class by All Plaintiffs. Signed by District Judge Sean F. Cox. (JMcC)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION Mary Ann McBride, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Case No. 15-11222 Michigan Department of Corrections, et al., Sean F. Cox United States District Court Judge Defendant. ______________________________/ ORDER ADOPTING 6/30/17 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION Plaintiffs filed this putative class action on March 31, 2015. The matter was referred to Magistrate Judge David R. Grand for all pretrial proceedings. On June 30, 2017, Magistrate Judge Grand issued a Report and Recommendation (“R&R”) wherein he recommends that the Court grant Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification. (D.E. No. 94). The time for filing objections to the R&R has expired and the docket reflects that neither party has filed objections to the R&R. The Court hereby ADOPTS the June 30, 2017, R&R. IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification is GRANTED and the Court hereby CERTIFIES the following class: “all deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the custody of the MDOC (whether now or in the future), who require hearing-related accommodations, including but not limited to interpreters, hearing devices, or other auxiliary aids or services, to communicate effectively and/or to access or participate in programs, services, 1 or activities available to individuals in the custody of the MDOC.” IT IS SO ORDERED s/Sean F. Cox Sean F. Cox United States District Judge Dated: July 20, 2017 I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon counsel of record on July 20, 2017, by electronic and/or ordinary mail. s/Jennifer McCoy Case Manager 2

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