requiring knowledge for Oregon common-law fraudSummary of this case from Wozniak v. Ford Motor Co.
Civil No. 05-1469-AS.
October 23, 2007
Magistrate Judge Ashmanskas has issued a Findings and Recommendation  in this action recommending that defendants Della Penna and Werner's Alternative Motions for Summary Judgment — Liability  should be denied. Della Penna and Werner (hereinafter defendants) filed objections, and the matter was then referred to this court.
When a party objects to any portion of the Magistrate's Findings and Recommendation, the district court must make a de novo determination of that portion of the Magistrate's report. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B); McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Commodore Bus. Mach., Inc., 656 F.2d 1309, 1313 (9th Cir. 1981).
The objections were filed in a timely manner. The court has given this matter a de novo review, and has also carefully evaluated the Findings and Recommendations, the objections, and the entire record. The Findings and Recommendation provided a thorough analysis of the facts and circumstances regarding this litigation, and the analysis need not be repeated here. For the following reasons, the Findings and Recommendation is adopted.
Defendants' objections to the Findings and Recommendation offer little in the way of new argument. Defendants seek to renew and adopt their objections to the court's March 14, 2007 Findings and Recommendation , "as those same objections apply here." Objections at 2. These objections were comprehensively addressed and resolved by the Findings and Recommendation and this court's Order  adopting the Findings and Recommendation. For the reasons previously given by the court, these objections are overruled.
For the reasons provided, the Findings and Recommendation  is ADOPTED and defendants Della Penna and Werner's Alternative Motions for Summary Judgment — Liability  is DENIED.
IT IS SO ORDERED.