UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
March 25, 2009
BEN POURBABAI, PLAINTIFF,
RAY LAHOOD, SECRETARY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Paul L. Friedman United States District Judge
This matter is before the Court on plaintiff Ben Pourbabai's objections to Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola's Second Report and Recommendation of February 20, 2009 (the "Second Report").*fn1 In the Second Report, Magistrate Judge Facciola recommends that this Court grant defendant's motion for summary judgment with respect to Counts II, III, IV and V of Mr. Pourbabai's Amended Complaint on the ground that those claims -- all under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended -- are barred by the doctrines of issue and claim preclusion. See Second Report at 2.
When a party files written objections to any part of the magistrate judge's recommendation with respect to a dispositive motion, the Court considers de novo those portions of the recommendation to which objections have been made, and "may accept, reject, or modify the recommended disposition[.]" FED. R. CIV. P. 72(b)(3).
Having reviewed de novo not only the Second Report (and in particular those portions to which Mr. Pourbabai objects) but also the complicated procedural history of Mr. Pourbabai's case, all of the parties' previous filings and the relevant case law, the Court concludes that the Second Report reaches the correct result. Thus, the Court will adopt and approve the Second Report and grant judgment for the defendant on Counts II, III, IV and V of Mr. Pourbabai's Amended Complaint. As the Court previously dismissed or transferred all of Mr. Pourbabai's other claims, see Pourbabai v. Mineta, Civil Action No. 04-1554, Order at 1-2 (D.D.C. Sept. 27, 2007), the Court will also dismiss this case in its entirety.
An Order consistent with this Memorandum Opinion will be issued this same day.