United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division
February 9, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,
EARL SYLVESTER, Defendant.
Magistrate Judge, Michael Hluchaniuk.
ORDER ADOPTING MAGISTRATE JUDGE’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
GERALD E. ROSEN CHIEF JUDGE, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT.
On January 8, 2015, Magistrate Judge Michael Hluchaniuk issued a Report and Recommendation (“R & R”) recommending (i) that the Court grant the Plaintiff United States of America’s motion for summary judgment as to its claim against Defendant Earl Sylvester and for dismissal of the counterclaim filed by the pro se Defendant against Plaintiff, and (ii) that the Court deny Defendant’s motion for summary judgment as to his counterclaim. No objections have been filed to the R & R, and the 14-day deadline for doing so has passed. Upon reviewing the R & R, the parties’ underlying motions, and the record as a whole, the Court concurs in the analysis of the Magistrate Judge, and adopts the R & R in its entirety.
Accordingly, NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Magistrate Judge’s January 8, 2015 Report and Recommendation (docket #23) is ADOPTED as the opinion of this Court. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, for the reasons stated in the R & R, that Plaintiff’s May 14, 2014 motion for summary judgment as to its claim against Defendant and for dismissal of Defendant’s counterclaim (docket #9) is GRANTED, and that Defendant’s June 20, 2014 motion for summary judgment (docket #13) is DENIED.