Burston v. Hakala et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER re: 51 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Plaintiff Ronald Dale Burston, Jr. motion is DENIED. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Clerk shall cause Dr. Graham to be served with process at 194 East Lawn Ave., St. Robert, MO 65584. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction is DENIED. IT IS FINALLY ORDERED that the Clerk shall send plaintiff a blank pro se civil complaint form. Signed by District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr on 11/1/13. (CSG)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
RONALD DALE BURSTON, JR.,
RUSSELL GRAHAM, et al.,
No. 1:12cv30 SNLJ
MEMORANDUM and ORDER
This is a prisoner’s consolidated 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against prison medical staff and
others. On January 28, 2013, in case number 1:12cv31, this Court dismissed without prejudice
plaintiff’s claims against defendant Russell Graham due to plaintiff’s failure to serve that
defendant (#35). The Court later granted plaintiff relief from the order of dismissal by allowing
him additional time to serve defendant Graham and ordered defendant Novak to furnish contact
information for Graham or his employer (#38). Defendant Novak did not respond to the Court’s
Order. However, plaintiff later furnished the Court with an address for Graham that he obtained
from the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts (#39). Shortly thereafter,
defendant Novak sought and obtained consolidation of that case with cases numbered 1:12cv30
The Court will order the Clerk of the Court to arrange for another attempt at service of
process on Dr. Graham.
Additionally, the Court will address plaintiff’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction (#51).
“A court issues a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit to preserve the status quo and prevent
irreparable harm until the court has an opportunity to rule on the lawsuit’s merits. Thus, a party
moving for a preliminary injunction must necessarily establish a relationship between the injury
claimed in the party’s motion and the conduct asserted in the complaint.” Devose v. Herrington,
42 F.3d 470, 471 (8th Cir. 1994). Here, plaintiff’s preliminary injunction request pertains to
treatment he is receiving or received as an inmate housed at Northeast Correctional Center by
officials at Northeast Correctional Center. The subject of plaintiff’s lawsuit here pertains to
treatment he received at the Southeast Correctional Center by individuals working at Southeast
Correctional Center. As a result, the Court may not order the relief requested by plaintiff. The
Clerk of the Court will be ordered to supply plaintiff with a blank pro se civil complaint.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Clerk shall cause Dr. Graham to be served with
process at 194 East Lawn Ave., St. Robert, MO 65584.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction is
IT IS FINALLY ORDERED that the Clerk shall send plaintiff a blank pro se civil
Dated this 1st day of November, 2013.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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