Gray v. White et al

Filing 70

OPINION & ORDER (1) Accepting the Recommendation Contained in the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recomendation (Dkt. 65 ) and (2) Denying Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Dkt. 41 ). Signed by District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith. (MNee)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION TYJUAN GRAY, JR., Plaintiff, v. Case No. 23-cv-10507 HON. MARK A. GOLDSMITH JASON WHITE et al., Defendants. ____________________/ OPINION & ORDER (1) ACCEPTING THE RECOMMENDATION CONTAINED IN THE MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION (Dkt. 65) AND (2) DENYING DEFENDANTS’ MOTION TO DISMISS (Dkt. 41) This matter is presently before the Court on the Report and Recommendation (R&R) of Magistrate Judge Anthony P. Patti, issued on 5/31/24 (Dkt. 65). In the R&R, the Magistrate Judge recommends that the Court deny Defendants’ corrected motion to dismiss (Dkt. 41). 1 The parties have not filed objections to the R&R, and the time to do so has expired. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b)(2). The failure to file a timely objection to an R&R constitutes a waiver of the right to further judicial review. See Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 150 (1985) (“It does not appear that Congress intended to require district court review of a magistrate’s factual or legal conclusions, under a de novo or any other standard, when neither party objects to those findings.”); Smith v. Detroit Fed’n of Teachers, 829 F.2d 1370, 1373-1374 (6th Cir. 1987) (failure to file objection to R&R “waived subsequent review of the matter”); Cephas v. Nash, 328 F.3d 98, 108 (2d Cir. 2003) (“As a rule, a party’s failure to object to any purported error or 1 Defendants’ first two attempts to file a motion to dismiss (Dkts. 37, 39) were stricken for failure to comply with Rule 19(b) of the Eastern District of Michigan’s Electronic Filing Policies and Guidelines. See Dkts. 38, 40. omission in a magistrate judge’s report waives further judicial review of the point.”); Lardie v. Birkett, 221 F. Supp. 2d 806, 807 (E.D. Mich. 2002) (“As to the parts of the report and recommendation to which no party has objected, the Court need not conduct a review by any standard.”). However, there is some authority that a district court is required to review the R&R for clear error. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 Advisory Committee Note Subdivision (b) (“When no timely objection is filed, the court need only satisfy itself that there is no clear error on the face of the record in order to accept the recommendation.”). Therefore, the Court has reviewed the R&R for clear error. On the face of the record, the Court finds no clear error and accepts the recommendation. Accordingly, the Court denies Defendants’ motion to dismiss (Dkt. 41). SO ORDERED. Dated: July 8, 2024 Detroit, Michigan s/Mark A. Goldsmith MARK A. GOLDSMITH United States District Judge 2

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