United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
March 10, 2015
BRIAN WITTMAN, Plaintiff,
ROSEMARY REAUME, R. DAVONPORT, RICK RAYMOND, CORIZON HEALTH, INC., DANIEL H. HEYNS, and THOMAS R. COMBS, Defendants.
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION AND TRANSFERRING CASE TO THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
DAVID M. LAWSON, District Judge.
Presently before the Court is the report issued on February 19, 2015 by Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b), recommending that the Court grant the motions to transfer venue filed by the defendants and transfer the case to the Western District of Michigan. Although the magistrate judge's report explicitly stated that the parties to this action may object to and seek review of the recommendation within fourteen days of service of the report, no objections have been filed thus far. The parties' failure to file objections to the report and recommendation waives any further right to appeal. Smith v. Detroit Fed'n of Teachers Local 231, 829 F.2d 1370, 1373 (6th Cir. 1987). Likewise, the failure to object to the magistrate judge's report releases the Court from its duty to independently review the matter. Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149 (1985). However, the Court agrees with the findings and conclusions of the magistrate judge.
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that the magistrate judge's report and recommendation [dkt. #35] is ADOPTED.
It is further ORDERED that the defendants' motions to dismiss or in the alternative to transfer venue [dkt. #5, 19] are GRANTED IN PART. The Clerk of the Court shall TRANSFER this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The motions are DENIED in all other respects.