Ceasar v. Tatum et al
MEMORANDUM ORDER denying 1 Motion for Temporary Restraining Order; denying 1 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. If Plaintiff fails to pay the costs and fees owed to the Court in Case 6:04-cv-0391 and the filing fees in this case, the Complaint in the instant action will be stricken from the record and his current suit will be dismissed. Signed by Chief Judge S Maurice Hicks, Jr on 1/11/2018. (crt,Crick, S)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT COURT
RONNIE R. CEASAR
CIVIL ACTION NO. 18-0020
JUDGE S. MAURICE HICKS, JR.
REGGIE TATUM, ET AL.
MAGISTRATE JUDGE HORNSBY
Before the Court is Plaintiff Ronnie R. Ceasar’s request for “a temporary restraining
order and emergency preliminary injunction to stop the retaliatory measures instituted by
Mayor Tatum, Mr. Sias, Mr. Robert Israel, Ms. Cunningham, City Water Clerk, and
Supervisor.” Record Document 1 at 2. To obtain the relief he seeks, Plaintiff would have
to show (1) a substantial likelihood of success on the merits, (2) a substantial threat of
irreparable injury absent an injunction, (3) that the threatened injury would exceed any
harm that would flow from the injunction, and (4) that the injunction would not undermine
the public interest. See Walgreen Co. v. Hood, 275 F.3d 475, 477 (5th Cir. 2001). Based
on the Complaint (Record Document 1) filed, Plaintiff has failed to make such a showing.
The request for a temporary restraining order and emergency preliminary injunction is
Plaintiff has filed more than twenty-five (25) cases in this court over the last 20
years. In a previous suit filed by Plaintiff (6:04-cv-0391), this Court ordered that “Plaintiff
shall not file any litigation in the United States District Court for the Western District of
Louisiana until fees and costs have been paid.” Costs and fees in that case totaled
$14,498.62. See Record Document 42 (6:04-cv-0391). To date, Plaintiff has failed to pay
such costs and fees.
The Clerk of Court is directed to prepare the appropriate order allowing Plaintiff
thirty (30) days to pay the aforementioned costs and fees as well as the filing fees in this
If Plaintiff fails to pay the costs and fees owed to the Court, the Complaint in the
instant action will be stricken from the record and his current suit will be dismissed.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
THUS DONE AND SIGNED in Shreveport, Louisiana, this the 11th day of January,
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