Jaax v. Jayhawk Marina, Inc. et al

Filing 48

ORDER overruling 43 Motion for TRO. Signed by Chief Judge Kathryn H. Vratil on 01/05/2009. (nf)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS PHILIP N. JAAX, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) JAYHAWK MARINA, INC., et al., ) ) Defendants. ) ___________________________________________) ORDER This matter is before the Court on plaintiff Philip N. Jaax's Motion for Protective Order/ExParte Order of Protection by the Court (Doc. # 43) filed November 17, 2009. Plaintiff, who is proceeding pro se, appears to ask the Court to prohibit defendants from filing any motions to dismiss. Specifically, plaintiff asks the Court to enter a protective order "so as not to allow dismissal of any above defendants both corporate and individuals." Plaintiff's request contravenes the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which dictate the manner and grounds upon which a lawsuit is managed. And, while the Court is mindful of the rule which requires it to liberally construe a pro se plaintiff's pleadings, see Whitney v. State of New Mexico, 113 F.3d 1170, 1173 (10th Cir. 1997), it is not required to construct a legal theory on a plaintiff's behalf. Id. (citations omitted). After diligently reviewing plaintiff's motion, the Court is unable to determine either the legal or factual basis for plaintiff's request. To the extent plaintiff seeks an order which prohibits defendants from requesting dismissal, plaintiff's request is both legally unfounded and moot. (See Defendants' and Counterclaim Plaintiff's Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings (Doc. # 45), filed December 19, 2008). For this reason, the Court overrules plaintiff's motion for an ex parte protective order. CIVIL ACTION No: 08-2421-KHV IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that plaintiff's Motion for Protective Order/Ex-Parte Order of Protection by the Court (Doc. # 43) filed November 17, 2009 be and hereby is OVERRULED. Dated this 5th day of January, 2009 at Kansas City, Kansas. s/ Kathryn H. Vratil KATHRYN H. VRATIL United States District Judge 2

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