Capital for Merchants, L.L.C. v. Wealth Creating Investments
ORDER ACCEPTING 51 Report and Recommendation re 46 Motion to Amend. Signed by District Judge Laurie J. Michelson. (WBar)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
CAPITAL FOR MERCHANTS, L.L.C.,
Case No. 2:16-cv-13610-LJM-DRG
Honorable Laurie J. Michelson
Magistrate Judge David R. Grand
WEALTH CREATING INVESTMENTS,
BCG EQUITIES, LLC,
ORDER ACCEPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION  AND DENYING
INTERVENOR-PLAINTIFF’S MOTION TO AMEND 
Before the Court is Magistrate Judge David R. Grand’s Report and Recommendation.
(ECF No. 51.) At the conclusion of his March 13, 2019 Report and Recommendation, Magistrate
Judge Grand notified the parties that they were required to file any objections within 14 days of
service, as provided in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 72(b)(2) and Eastern District of Michigan
Local Rule 72.1(d), and that “[f]ailure to file specific objections constitutes a waiver of any
further right of appeal.” (ECF No. 51, PageID.503–504.) Today is April 30, 2019. As such, the
time to file objections has expired. And no objections have been filed.
The Court finds that the parties’ failure to object is a procedural default, waiving review
of the Magistrate Judge’s findings by this Court. In United States v. Walters, 638 F.2d 947, 949–
50 (6th Cir. 1981), the Sixth Circuit established a rule of procedural default, holding that “a party
shall file objections with the district court or else waive right to appeal.” And in Thomas v. Arn,
474 U.S. 140, 144 (1985), the Supreme Court explained that the Sixth Circuit’s waiver-ofappellate-review rule rested on the assumption “that the failure to object may constitute a
procedural default waiving review even at the district court level.” 474 U.S. at 149; see also
Garrison v. Equifax Info. Servs., LLC, No. 10-13990, 2012 WL 1278044, at *8 (E.D. Mich. Apr.
16, 2012) (“The Court is not obligated to review the portions of the report to which no objection
was made.” (citing Thomas, 474 U.S. at 149–52)). The Court further held that this rule violates
neither the Federal Magistrates Act nor the Federal Constitution.
The Court therefore finds that the parties have waived further review of the Magistrate
Judge’s Report and accepts his recommended disposition. It follows that this Court DENIES
BCG Equities’ motion to amend (ECF No. 46).
s/Laurie J. Michelson
LAURIE J. MICHELSON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Date: April 30, 2019
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon counsel of record
and/or pro se parties on this date, April 30, 2019, using the Electronic Court Filing system and/or
first-class U.S. mail.
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