McBride et al v. Michigan Department of Corrections et al
ORDER Adopting 94 Report and Recommendation for Granting 61 MOTION to Certify Class by All Plaintiffs. Signed by District Judge Sean F. Cox. (JMcC)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Mary Ann McBride, et al.,
Case No. 15-11222
Michigan Department of Corrections,
Sean F. Cox
United States District Court Judge
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,
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.
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