Filing 6

ORDER denying 2 Motion for TRO and indicating that the motion will now be construed as a Motion for Preliminary Injuction for which the defendant shall file a response by 5/19/05;signed by Judge STEPHAN P MICKLE. (tss, Gainesville)

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PIONEER MILITARY LENDING OF GEORGIA INC v. CRIST Doc. 6 Case 4:05-cv-00153-SPM-AK Document 6 Filed 05/10/2005 Page 1 of 2 Page 1 of 2 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION PIONEER MILITARY LENDING OF GEORGIA, INC., Plaintiff, vs. CHARLIE CRIST, Attorney General of Florida, Defendant. ____________________________________/ ORDER Pending before the Court is Plaintiff Pioneer Military Lending of Georgia, Inc.'s Motion for Temporary Restraining Order. A party seeking preliminary injunctive relief must show four things: (1) a substantial likelihood of success on the merits; (2) irreparable injury; (3) that the injury to Plaintiff outweighs the harm an injunction may cause Defendants; and (4) that granting the injunction would not disserve the public interest. Tefel v. Reno, 180 F.3d 1286, 1295 (11th Cir. 1999). In addition, when the relief is sought through a temporary restraining order that is issued upon little or no notice, "the applicant's attorney [must] certif[y] to the court in writing the efforts, if CASE NO.: 4:05cv153-SPM/AK Case 4:05-cv-00153-SPM-AK Document 6 Filed 05/10/2005 Page 2 of 2 Page 2 of 2 any, which have been made to give the notice and the reasons supporting the claim that notice should not be required." Fed. R. Civ. P. 65(b). In this case, Plaintiff has not made an adequate showing that to avoid irreparable injury this matter must be heard without providing Defendant reasonable notice. Defendant will be allowed a reasonable opportunity to respond and be heard before injunctive relief is considered. Defendant's response to the complaint is due on May 19, 2005. At that time, Defendant can also respond to the issue of preliminary injunctive relief and a hearing may be set accordingly. Based on the foregoing, it is ORDERED AND ADJUDGED: 1. Plaintiff's Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (doc. 2) is denied as such, but will be treated as a motion for preliminary injunction. 2. Defendant shall have up to and including May, 19, 2005 to file a written response to the motion for preliminary injunction. DONE AND ORDERED this 10th day of May, 2005. s/ Stephan P. Mickle Stephan P. Mickle United States District Judge

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