Moore v. Birmingham Public Library
MEMORANDUM OPINION Signed by Judge Karon O Bowdre on 8/8/13. (SAC )
2013 Aug-08 AM 11:17
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
LEROY JUNIOR MOORE,
BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY,
The Plaintiff Leroy Junior Moore, pro se, filed this action alleging that the Defendant
Birmingham Public Library violated his civil rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 by wrongfully
expelling him from the library premises for allegedly harassing library employees. (Doc. 1). His
complaint also includes state law claims for defamation, slander, wrongfully withholding
evidence, and unlawful arrest based on the Defendant’s actions. Id. The Defendant filed a
motion to dismiss (doc. 6) arguing that the Plaintiff’s action is barred pursuant to res judicata and
claim preclusion, and the Plaintiff responded to the motion to dismiss (doc. 11). The magistrate
judge filed his report and recommendation on July 16, 2013 (doc. 13) recommending that the
court grant the Defendant Birmingham Public Library’s motion to dismiss (doc. 6) because the
action is barred by res judicata and claim preclusion. No party has filed any objections.
After careful consideration and de novo review of the entire record in this case, including
the magistrate judge’s report and recommendation, the court hereby ADOPTS the report of the
magistrate judge. The court further ACCEPTS the recommendation of the magistrate judge to
grant the Defendant’s motion to dismiss. The court agrees with the magistrate judge’s wellreasoned recommendation that res judicata and claim preclusion prevent the Plaintiff from relitigating the same claims Judge Kallon dismissed or any claims arising from the same nucleus of
operative facts that could have been litigated in the prior case by the Plaintiff against the Library.
Therefore, the court finds that the Defendant’s motion to dismiss is due to be granted.
The court will enter a separate Order in conformity with this Memorandum Opinion.
DONE and ORDERED this 8th day of August, 2013.
KARON OWEN BOWDRE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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