Graham v. Chicowski et al
OPINION and ORDER (1) Adopting Magistrate Judge's 24 Report and Recommendation (2) Denying Without Prejudice Defendants' 10 Motion for Summary Judgment; and (3) Denying Without Prejudice Plaintiff's 18 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Signed by District Judge Linda V. Parker. (RLou)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 16-12258
Honorable Linda V. Parker
HEATHER CHICOWSKI, TYLER WILLER,
PAUL BOWERMAN, and MICHAEL TOURTEN,
OPINION AND ORDER (1) ADOPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S APRIL
18, 2017 REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION [ECF NO. 24]; (2)
DENYING WITHOUT PREJUDICE DEFENDANTS’ MOTION FOR
SUMMARY JUDGMENT [ECF NO. 10]; AND (3) DENYING WITHOUT
PREJUDICE PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY
JUDGMENT [ECF NO. 18]
Plaintiff Torrance Graham commenced this lawsuit on June 17, 2016. On
September 9, 2016, Defendants Heather Chicowski, Tyler Willer, Paul Bowerman,
and Michael Trouten (collectively “Defendants”), all Michigan Department of
Corrections (“MDOC”) employees, filed a motion for summary judgment. (ECF
No. 10.) No reply was filed. On December 29, 2016, Plaintiff filed a motion for
partial summary judgment which was fully briefed. (ECF Nos. 18, 21, 22.)
The matter has been assigned to Magistrate Judge David R. Grand for all
pretrial proceedings, including a hearing and determination of all non-dispositive
matters pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A) and/or a report and recommendation
on all dispositive matters pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B). (ECF No. 11.)
On April 18, 2017, Magistrate Judge Grand issued a report and
recommendation (“R&R”) recommending that the Court deny without prejudice
Defendants’ motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 10) and Plaintiff’s motion
for partial summary judgment (ECF No. 18). At the conclusion of his R&R,
Magistrate Judge Grand advises that the parties may object to and seek review of
the R&R within fourteen days of service upon them. (ECF No. 24 at Pg ID 311.)
He further specifically advises the parties that “[f]ailure to timely file objections
constitutes a waiver of any further right to appeal.” (Id.) Neither party filed
objections to the R&R.
The Court has carefully reviewed the R&R and concurs with the conclusions
reached by Magistrate Judge Grand. The Court therefore adopts the R&R.
IT IS ORDERED that Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF
No. 10) is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial Summary
Judgment (ECF No. 18) is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
s/ Linda V. Parker
LINDA V. PARKER
U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: July 20, 2017
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was mailed to counsel of
record and/or pro se parties on this date, July 20, 2017, by electronic and/or U.S.
First Class mail.
s/ R. Loury
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