Mixon v. Bronson Health Care Group, Inc. et al
OPINION AND ORDER APPROVING AND ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION 107 , Plaintiff's motions for summary judgment 84 and 98 are DENIED; Defendants' motion for summary judgment 94 is GRANTED; Judgment to issue; signed by Judge Janet T. Neff (Judge Janet T. Neff, clb)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
Case No. 1:13-cv-843
HON. JANET T. NEFF
BRONSON HEALTH CARE GROUP,
INC., et al.,
OPINION AND ORDER
Plaintiff, proceeding pro se, filed this lawsuit in August 2013 against Defendants Bronson
Battle Creek Hospital and Bronson Health Care Group, Inc., under the Emergency Medical
Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), 42 U.S.C. § 1395dd. The case was referred to the
Magistrate Judge (Dkt 4). Plaintiff and Defendants subsequently filed motions for summary
judgment, and the Magistrate Judge issued a Report and Recommendation (R&R, Dkt 107),
recommending that this Court grant Defendants’ motion and deny Plaintiff’s motions. The matter
is presently before the Court on Plaintiff’s objections to the Report and Recommendation (Dkt 108).
In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b)(3), the Court has
performed de novo consideration of those portions of the Report and Recommendation to which
objections have been made. The Court determines that the Magistrate Judge carefully handled this
case and carefully and thoroughly considered the record, the parties’ arguments, and the law
governing a claim brought under the EMTALA. Further, the Magistrate Judge properly analyzed
the factual and legal support for Plaintiff’s claim. None of the assertions in Plaintiff’s objections
persuades the Court otherwise. Rather, Plaintiff’s objections merely reiterate and expand the
positions she adopted in her motion papers, without demonstrating any factual or legal error in the
Magistrate Judge’s analysis that would warrant rejecting the Magistrate Judge’s ultimate conclusion
that “there is no genuine issue of material fact on the  critical elements of Plaintiff’s claim” (R&R,
Dkt 107 at 2). For the reasons stated in the Report and Recommendation, the Court agrees that
Defendants are entitled to the relief they seek. Accordingly, the Court will adopt the Magistrate
Judge’s Report and Recommendation as the Opinion of this Court and enter a Judgment consistent
with this Opinion and Order. See FED. R. CIV. P. 58.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that the Objections (Dkt 108) are DENIED, and the
Report and Recommendation (Dkt 107) is APPROVED and ADOPTED as the Opinion of the Court.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Motions for Summary Judgment (Dkts 84 &
98) are DENIED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment (Dkt 94)
/s/ Janet T. Neff
JANET T. NEFF
United States District Judge
Dated: March ___, 2015
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