Duprie v. ECS Partnership

Filing 43

ORDER granting 42 Motion to Appoint Michael P. Kavanaugh as Plaintiffs GAL --Signed by Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti. (MWil)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION DENISE M. DUPRIE, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 2:16-cv-13544 District Judge Laurie J. Michelson Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti ECS PARTNERSHIP, Defendant. ___________________________________/ ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR ORDER APPOINTING A GUARDIAN AD LITEM (DE 42) This matter is before the Court for consideration of Plaintiff’s motion to appoint guardian ad litem (“GAL”). (DE 42.) For the reasons that follow, Plaintiff’s motion is GRANTED. In relevant part, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 17 provides that “[t]he court must appoint a guardian ad litem—or issue another appropriate order—to protect a minor or incompetent person who is unrepresented in an action.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 17(c). Here, Plaintiff has been appointed a partial guardian, Jean C. Manz, through the Macomb County Probate Court, and asks to have a separate guardian appointed to represent her interests in this action. She has identified attorney Michael P. Kavanaugh as an individual who has agreed to serve as her GAL. Mr. Kavanaugh has been appointed by Macomb County Probate Judge Kathryn A. George as attorney for Plaintiff in probate court. The Court is informed that Defendant does not oppose the appointment. Given the parties’ concurrence and Plaintiff’s identification of a suitable GAL candidate, Plaintiff’s motion is GRANTED. Michael P. Kavanaugh is hereby appointed as Plaintiff’s GAL to for the purposes of this action. In light of this appointment, the Court will extend the parties’ deadline for engaging in mediation to July 30, 2017. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: June 30, 2017 s/Anthony P. Patti ANTHONY P. PATTI UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was sent to parties of record on June 30, 2017, electronically and/or by U.S. Mail. s/Michael Williams Case Manager for the Honorable Anthony P. Patti 2

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