Arshad v. Parker et al
ORDER denying without prejudice 2 Restraining Order Injunction to Block State Court from Moving Forward with the Foreclosure and Eviction While My Motion to Challenge Jurisdiction is Pending, and Request for Emergency Hearing on the Matter in this Court. Signed by Magistrate Judge Leslie Hoffman Price on 1/18/2023. (MKH)
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
Case No: 6:23-cv-28-PGB-LHP
SHIKITA PARKER, JEFFREY
ASHTON and FAY SERVICING, LLC,
This cause came on for consideration without oral argument on the following
motion filed herein:
MOTION: RESTRAINING ORDER INJUNCTION TO BLOCK
STATE COURT FROM MOVING FORWARD WITH
THE FORECLOSURE AND EVICTION WHILE MY
MOTION TO CHALLENGE JURISDICTION IS
PENDING, AND REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY
HEARING ON THE MATTER IN THIS COURT (Doc.
January 6, 2023
THEREON it is ORDERED that the motion is DENIED without
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Movant Javed Arshad (“Arshad”), appearing pro se, instituted this matter by
complaint filed on January 6, 2023. Doc. No. 1. The same day, Arshad filed the
above-styled motion, seeking a “restraining order injunction.” Doc. No. 2. The
motion has been referred to the undersigned, see Doc. No. 6, and has been construed
as a request for a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction.
Upon review, the motion is due to be denied without prejudice.
pursuant to Local Rule 6.01, a motion for temporary restraining order must include:
(1) “Temporary Restraining Order” in the title; (2) a precise and verified description
of the conduct and the persons subject to restraint; (3) a precise and verified
explanation of the amount and form of the required security; (4) a supporting legal
memorandum; and (5) a proposed order. See Local Rule 6.01(a). See also Local
Rule 6.02. Additionally, the required legal memorandum must establish (a) the
likelihood that the movant ultimately will prevail on the merits of the claim; (b) the
irreparable nature of the threatened injury and the reason that notice is impractical;
(c) the harm that might result absent a restraining order; and (d) the nature and
extent of any public interest affected. See Local Rule 6.01(b). See also Local Rule
6.02. Arshad’s motion does not meet each of these requirements. Doc. No. 2.
Second, to obtain a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction, a
movant must show: (1) a substantial likelihood of success on the merits; (2) an
irreparable injury in the absence of the requested injunction; (3) a threatened injury
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that exceeds any injury to the non-moving party caused by the injunction; and (4)
that public policy favors such an order. Dimare Ruskin, Inc. v. Del Campo Fresh, Inc.,
No. 8:10-cv-1332-SDM-AEP, 2010 WL 2465158, at *1 (M.D. Fla. June 15, 2010) (citing
Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, B.V. v. Consorcio Barr, S.A., 320 F.3d 1205, 1210 (11th
Cir. 2003)); Schiavo ex rel. Schindler v. Schiavo, 403 F.3d 1223, 1225–26 (11th Cir. 2005);
see also Local Rules 6.01, 6.02 (requiring a party requesting a temporary restraining
order or preliminary injunction to submit a brief or memorandum addressing these
factors). Arshad’s motion does not adequately address these factors.
For these reasons, the motion (Doc. No. 2) is DENIED WITHOUT
PREJUDICE. See, e.g., Benson v. Hernando Cty. Sch. Dist. Bd., No. 8:21-cv-2060CEH-AAS, 2021 WL 4050952, at *1–2 (M.D. Fla. Aug. 27, 2021) (denying plaintiff’s
motion, which was construed as a motion for temporary restraining order or
preliminary injunction, for failing to abide by Local Rule 6.01 and Federal Rule of
Civil Procedure 65, and for being substantively deficient); Slayton v. Sec’y, Dept. of
Corrs, No. 8:21-cv-873-KKM-AAS, 2021 WL 2156223, at *3–4 (M.D. Fla. May 27, 2021)
(denying without prejudice plaintiff’s “motion for protection,” which was
construed as a “temporary restraining order,” for failure to establish the elements
of a claim for temporary restraining order, and for failure to comply with Local Rule
6.01 and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65); David Boggs, LLC v. Soltis, No. 6:18-cv687-Orl-37GJK, 2018 WL 3860176, at *1–2 (M.D. Fla. May 4, 2018) (denying without
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prejudice motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction for
failure to comply with substantially similar prior version of Middle District of
Florida Local Rules and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65(b)). See also Moon v.
Newsome, 863 F.2d 835, 836 (11th Cir. 1989) (a pro se litigant “is subject to the relevant
law and rules of court, including the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.”), cert. denied,
493 U.S. 863 (1989). Any renewed motion must comply with the standards and
rules discussed in this Order.
DONE and ORDERED in Orlando, Florida on January 18, 2023.
Copies furnished to:
Counsel of Record
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