Spielman et al v. Katz et al

Filing 11

ORDER that Plaintiffs' Motion 10 for Emergency Temporary Stay Order and/or Injunction to Superior Court for the State of Arizona, Maricopa County is denied. Signed by Judge David G Campbell on 3/30/10.(KMG)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 WO IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA Judith R. Spielman; Thomas E. Spielman, Plaintiffs, vs. Trustee Jeffrey S. Katz; et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV 10-0184-PHX-JAT ORDER Plaintiffs filed a Motion for Emergency Temporary Stay Order and/or Injunction to Superior Court for the State of Arizona, Maricopa County. Doc. #10. The motion asked the Court to stay a forcible entry and detainer action pending in state court. The Court held a hearing on March 29, 2010, and denied the motion for the following reasons. First, Plaintiffs failed to give notice to Defendants. Generally, a plaintiff must give notice to the opposing party of any request for emergency injunctive relief. See Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 65(b)(1)(A). Judge Teilborg's order of February 11, 2010 advised Plaintiffs of this requirement. At the hearing, Plaintiffs failed to show that immediate and irreparable injury or loss would occur before the adverse party could be heard in opposition, or any other reason notice should not be required. Id. Second, to obtain injunctive relief, Plaintiffs must show they are likely to succeed on the merits of their claim. American Trucking Ass'ns, Inc. v. City of Los Angeles, 559 F.3d 1046, 1052 (9th Cir. 2009). Plaintiffs' motion did not make this showing. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Third, "[t]he Younger abstention doctrine, as originally articulated by the Supreme Court, forbids federal courts from staying or enjoining pending state court proceedings." AmerisourceBergen Corp. v. Roden, 495 F.3d 1143, 1147 (9th Cir. 2007) (internal quotations omitted) (citing Younger v. Harris, 401 U.S. 37, 41 (1971)); see also 28 U.S.C. 2283. Plaintiffs failed to address this doctrine or show why it does not apply in this case. IT IS ORDERED that Plaintiffs' Motion for Emergency Temporary Stay Order and/or Injunction to Superior Court for the State of Arizona, Maricopa County (Doc. #10) is denied. DATED this 30th day of March, 2010. -2-

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