Temporary Restraining Orders & Injunctions

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Generally, the Court requires that an ex parte motion for a temporary restraining order be served on the opposing party. The Court grants ex parte relief only in extraordinary circumstances. The movant should contact chambers to schedule a hearing once the opposing party has been served with the Complaint and motion. The Court then will request expedited briefing by the parties.

On the other hand, a motion for preliminary injunction will not be treated as requiring an expedited response from the Court unless the moving party requests expedited consideration and sets forth compelling reasons for doing so.

When a party files a motion for temporary restraining order, or a preliminary injunction in which expedited consideration is requested, that party must contact the Court's Case Manager by telephone so the appropriate scheduling issues can be discussed.