Wilson v. Omlstead et al
ORDER Adopting Report and Recommendation for Granting 16 Motion to Dismiss, filed by Coby DeForest, Randall Hass, Chandler Cheeks, Jennifer Rohrig. Signed by District Judge Sean F. Cox. (JMcC)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 16-10847
Honorable Sean F. Cox
Cindy Olmstead, et. al.,
Magistrate Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis
ACCEPTING AND ADOPTING REPORT & RECOMMENDATION
Plaintiff George Wilson (“Plaintiff”), a prisoner confined in the Michigan Department of
Corrections, filed this pro se 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against Defendants1 Cindy Olmstead, Chandler
Cheeks, Corby DeForest, Randall Haas, Jennifer Rohrig, and Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund
alleging violations of his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. (Doc. # 1). All pretrial matters
in this case were referred to Magistrate Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis for issuance of a Report and
Recommendation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B). (Doc. # 7).
Sometime thereafter, Defendants Chandler Cheeks, Corby DeForest, Randall Haas, and
Jennifer Rohrig filed a motion to dismiss, arguing that Plaintiff had not sufficiently pleaded that the
MDOC defendants violated any clearly established rights and that the defendants were entitled to
qualified immunity. (Doc. # 16).
On February 17, 2017, Magistrate Judge Davis issued a Report and Recommendation
Defendants point out that two of the defendants’ names are misspelled in the caption of
the complaint: (1) Coby Deforest is correctly spelled Corby DeForest; and (2) Randall Hass is
correctly spelled Randall Haas. The Court shall refer to these defendants by the correct spelling
of their names.
(“R&R”), wherein she recommended that this Court GRANT Defendants’ motion in its entirety and
that Defendants Cheeks, DeForest, Haas, and Rohrig be dismissed with prejudice. (Doc. # 28, R&R
Pursuant to Civil Rule 72, a party objecting to the recommended disposition of a matter by
a Magistrate Judge must file objections to the R&R within fourteen (14) days after being served with
a copy of the R&R. Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(2). “The district judge must determine de novo any part
of the magistrate judge’s disposition that has been properly objected to.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(3).
Neither party has filed objections to the R&R and the time for doing so has passed.
Furthermore, the Court agrees with the Magistrate Judge’s recommendation. Therefore, the Court
hereby ADOPTS the February 17, 2017 R&R. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the MDOC
Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (Doc. # 16) is GRANTED in its entirety and that MDOC
Defendants Chandler Cheeks, Corby DeForest, Randall Haas, and Jennifer Rohrig are DISMISSED
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: March 17, 2017
s/Sean F. Cox
Sean F. Cox
U. S. District Judge
I hereby certify that on March 17, 2017, the foregoing document was served on counsel of record
via electronic means and upon George Wilson via First Class mail at the address below:
George Wilson 199258
EARNEST C. BROOKS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
2500 S. SHERIDAN DRIVE
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI 49444
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