UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
May 5, 2011
SHAWN HERSEY, PLAINTIFF,
GARY LANIGAN, ET AL, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Chesler, District Judge
This matter comes before the Court upon Plaintiff Shawn Hersey's application for an ex parte temporary restraining order [docket entry no. 1-6]. Plaintiff has also filed an application pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1) to proceed in forma pauperis in this action brought for civil rights violations. Based on Plaintiff's affidavit of poverty, the Court finds that Plaintiff qualifies for in forma pauperis status pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915.
IT APPEARING that the application for an ex parte temporary restraining order is governed by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65(b) which provides, inter alia:
A temporary restraining order may be granted without written or oral notice to the adverse party or that party's attorney only if (1) it clearly appears from specific facts shown by affidavit or by the verified complaint that immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage will result to the applicant before the adverse party or that party's attorney can be heard in opposition, and (2) the applicant's attorney certifies to the court in writing the efforts, if any, which have been made to give the notice and the reasons supporting the claim that notice should not be given. ;and it further
APPEARING Plaintiff has failed to demonstrate any efforts to give notice to Defendants and accordingly has failed to demonstrate that an ex parte restraining order can appropriately be issued under existing law; therefore
IT IS on this 5th day of May, 2011, ORDERED that Plaintiff's application for an ex parte restraining order [docket entry no. 1-6] be and hereby is DENIED; and it is further
ORDERED that Plaintiff's application to proceed by order to show cause is denied because there is no demonstration of exigency as called for by Local Civil Rule 65.1; and it is further
ORDERED that if Plaintiff wishes to seek a preliminary injunction or further consideration of a restraining order he shall make an application with the Court pursuant to the motion schedule set forth in Local Civil Rule 7.1; and it is further
ORDERED that Plaintiff's application to proceed in forma pauperis is hereby GRANTED; and it is further
ORDERED that the Clerk shall file the Complaint without prepayment of the filing fee; and it is further ORDERED that, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(d), the Clerk shall issue summonses and the United States Marshal shall serve the summons and a copy of the Complaint and this Order on Defendant, with all costs of service advanced by the United States.
STANLEY R. CHESLER, U.S.D.J.
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