Greater St. Louis Construction Laborers Welfare Fund et al v. Miller Contracting Services, Inc.
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiffs' motion to reinstate injunction 35 is denied without prejudice. Signed by District Judge Catherine D. Perry on November 29, 2012. (MCB)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
GREATER ST. LOUIS
WELFARE FUND, et al.,
MILLER CONTRACTING SERVICES, )
Case No. 4:07CV219 CDP
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Plaintiffs ask me to reinstate an injunction entered on December 19, 2007
and stayed on December 21, 2007 at the joint request of the parties. Plaintiffs also
want me to enjoin several non-parties to this action based on a ruling issued by the
Honorable Jean C. Hamilton in Cause Number 4:07CV1500.1 The motion was not
supported by a legal memorandum as required by the local rules. Plaintiffs allege
that they are entitled to relief because defendant failed to comply with paragraph
six of the consent judgment, which requires defendant to secure a $25,000 bond.
When defendant correctly noted in its opposition that plaintiffs were not entitled to
Although plaintiffs claim they provided this Order as an exhibit to their motion, they did
the relief they seek based on an alleged failure to post a bond, plaintiffs abandoned
that theory and instead argued that plaintiffs failed to file timely reports. The
consent judgment does provide that the injunction will be reinstated if defendant,
after notice from plaintiffs’ counsel, fails to provide the required reports or
payments. However, plaintiffs’ evidence of defendant’s noncompliance is
insufficient. For example, plaintiffs claim that defendant failed to file its report
for November 2011, but the evidence provided demonstrates that defendant did
not file a report because it had no work for November. The remaining evidence of
failure to file reports consists of confusing e-mails about work that defendant may
or may not have performed. Moreover, plaintiffs have not demonstrated that an email from plaintiffs’ counsel asking “What gives?” constitutes sufficient notice of
non-compliance with the consent judgment such that the injunction should be
For all of these reasons, I will deny the motion without prejudice. Should
plaintiffs decide to file an amended motion, it should be properly supported with
legal authority in an accompanying memorandum.2 Additionally, plaintiffs should
make sure they actually attach all purported exhibits and file a proposed Order
This memorandum should set out the legal basis for providing the requested relief,
including the request that I enforce an injunction against non-parties based on a ruling issued in
granting the requested relief. Finally, plaintiffs are required to serve all materials
on Miller Building Group, LLC, Miller Demolition, LLC, JLM Operating, and
Jimmie Miller to the extent they seek any injunctive relief against these nonparties. Plaintiffs will be required to file proof of service within 14 days of the
filing of any amended motion.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiffs’ motion to reinstate injunction
[#35] is denied without prejudice.
CATHERINE D. PERRY
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated this 29th day of November, 2012.
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