The Verizon Employee Benefits Committee v. Blank et al
ORDER entered by Nanette Laughrey. The Plaintiff's Motion for Temporary Restraining Order is deemed withdrawn and the Motion for Preliminary Injunction [Doc. 3] is GRANTED. (Barragan-Scott, Alana)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
VERIZON EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
CARL BLANK and VANGUARD
FIDUCIARY TRUST COMPANY,
Pursuant to Rule 65(b) and (d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, upon
consideration of Plaintiff’s Complaint [Doc. 1], Plaintiff’s Motion for Temporary Restraining
Order and Preliminary Injunction [Doc.3], Brief in Support of Motion for Temporary Restraining
Order and Preliminary Injunction [Doc. 4], and the March 6, 2014 Declaration of Marc
Schoenecker [Doc. 5], and in light of the Stipulation of the parties [Doc. 23], it is hereby
ORDERED (a) that Plaintiff’s Motion for Temporary Restraining Order is deemed withdrawn;
and (b) that Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction is GRANTED as follows:
Until further order of the Court, Defendants Carl Blank and Vanguard Fiduciary Trust
Company are hereby enjoined from dissipating, transferring, pledging, spending, disposing of, or
encumbering any portion of the balance of Vanguard IRA Account No. XXXXX8878
("Vanguard IRA"), which was originally funded with a February 1, 2014 $273,539.78 rollover
distribution from the GTE Midwest Incorporated Plan for Hourly-Paid Employees’ Pensions
(hereinafter, the “Pension Plan”), which is a component of the Verizon Pension Plan for MidAtlantic and South Associates, but it is acknowledged that the balance has fluctuated, and
notwithstanding this Order the balance will permissibly fluctuate, based on investment gains and
losses and any applicable fees charged in the ordinary course related to the Vanguard IRA. This
Preliminary Injunction shall apply to Defendants Carl Blank and Vanguard Fiduciary Trust
Company and their officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys, and other persons in active
concert or participation with Defendants Carl Blank and Vanguard Fiduciary Trust Company.
This Preliminary Injunction is entered solely for the purpose of preserving the balance of
the Vanguard IRA until the Court vacates this Order or the Action is resolved. This Order, the
associated pleadings and evidence, the fact of the Preliminary Injunction, and the Defendants'
conduct in stipulating to the Preliminary Injunction shall not be admissible in evidence or
otherwise considered by the Court in determining Defendants' liability or the remedies to which
Plaintiff is entitled. Otherwise, the Court enters this Order without prejudice to, or any effect on,
Defendants' rights ultimately to contest liability or the remedies sought by Plaintiff.
In accordance with the foregoing, the Plaintiff’s Motion for Temporary Restraining Order
is deemed withdrawn and the Motion for Preliminary Injunction [Doc. 3] is GRANTED.
s/ Nanette K. Laughrey
NANETTE K. LAUGHREY
United States District Judge
Dated: April 14, 2014
Jefferson City, Missouri
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