Meadows v. Carpenters' Pension Trust Fund - Detroit and Vicinity et al

Filing 5

ORDER granting 4 Motion for TRO; granting 4 Motion for Order to Show Cause and Scheduling Show Cause Hearing for January 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. before District Judge Patrick J. Duggan.. Signed by District Judge Patrick J. Duggan. (MOre)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN ESTATE OF BILLIE JOE MEADOWS, Deceased, Case No.: 2:11-cv-15686-PJD-MKM Honorable: Patrick J. Duggan Plaintiff, v CARPENTERS' PENSION TRUST FUND ­ DETROIT and VICINITY, and JOAN MEADOWS, an individual, Defendants. THOMAS L. STROBLE (P67836) MITCHELL H. BOARDMAN (P47042) THE STROBLE LAW FIRM, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 2525 Telegraph Road, Suite 100 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 (248) 454-08001Fax (248) 456-8470 ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF'S EX PARTE MOTION FOR ENTRY OF A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND AN ORDER FOR DEFENDANTS TO SHOW CAUSE WHY A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION SHOULD NOT BE ENTERED On this 30th day of December, 2011 at PRESENT: HONORABLE PATRICK J. DUGGAN DISTRICT COURT JUDGE Plaintiff Estate of Billie Joe Meadows' Ex Parte Motion having been presented to this Court, and this Court having found that Plaintiff will suffer immediate and irreparable harm if the Defendant Carpenter's Pension Trust Fund pays Billie Joe THE STROBLE LAW FIRM, P.C. ATIORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW Meadows' survivor pension benefits directly to Defendant Joan Meadows. Plaintiff has 2525 TELEGRAPH RD, STE. 100 BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI 48302 (248) 454-0800 FAX (248) 456-8470 presented claims and evidence that Defendant Meadows waived her rights to receive these benefits pursuant to a Judgment of Divorce. In the event that Defendant receives these survivor benefits, they may be used, dissipated, disposed of or hidden thereby irreparably harming Plaintiff and its ability to recover these monies (which by information and belief are $450,000.00). The Court also finds that notice of this Motion was provided to Defendant Carpenters' Pension Trust Fund pursuant to a December 28, 2011 telephone conversation between its attorney, Edward J. Pasternak and Plaintiff's counsel. The Court finds that Plaintiff, through its counsel, attempted to contact Defendant Joan Meadows to provide her with notice of this Motion without success. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant Carpenters' Pension Trust Fund us ENJOINED from paying Defendant Joan Meadows directly any of Billie Joe Meadows' pension survivor benefits or otherwise dissipating or disposing of those benefits; IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED that, in the event that Defendant Joan Meadows receives any of Billie Joe Meadows' survivor benefits, she is enjoined from using, disposing of, dissipating, selling or hiding any of the survivor benefits; IT IS HEREBY FURTHER ORDERED that the Defendants must appear at a hearing before this Court to show cause why a Preliminary Injunction should not enter and why this Court should not require Defendant Carpenters' Pension Trust Fund andlor Defendant Joan Meadows to pay the survivor benefits into the Court's registry for the benefit of Defendant, Joan Meadows. The hearing shall occur before Judge Duggan on Wednesday, January 18,2012, at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 861 of the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 48226. IT IS SO ORDERED. THE STROBLE LAW FIRM. P.e. ATIORNEYSAND COUNSELORS AT LAW FEDERAL COURT JUDGE 2525 TELEGRAPH RD. STE. tOO BLOOMFIELD HILLS. M[ 48302 (248) 454-0800 FAX (248) 456-8470 2

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