Pendergrass v. Sullivan, et al
ORDER denying 24 Motion for Permanent Injunction and denying 36 Motion for Reconsideration - Signed by District Judge Louise Wood Flanagan on 08/16/2014. (Baker, C.)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA
JAMES K. PENDERGRASS, JR., Escrow
DONALD SULLIVAN, also known as
James D. Sullivan; and the UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA
In his request for injunctive relief, which in part remains pending (DE 24), Donald Sullivan
seeks to enjoin plaintiff from tendering the escrowed funds to the clerk of court. As commented on
by the court earlier, he focused on the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), serving an individual
revenue agent with that pleading, no doubt unaware of defendant United States of America’s
appearance in the case and its asserted claim directly against the funds at issue. The landscape has
changed, and Sullivan is aware of this now, where the court recently allowed upon his request
defendant Sullivan to have some more time to respond to the USA’s cross-claim against him.
Defendant Sullivan seeks the court to reconsider decision to dismiss plaintiff (DE 36).
Without more, absent good cause, over defendant Sullivan’s objection, that request must be and is
DENIED. Given the new alignment of the parties, plaintiff having been DISMISSED, where the
money at stake is HELD now by the clerk of court, the remaining part of defendant Sullivan’s
request for injunctive relief (DE 24) must be and is DENIED.
Again, defendant Sullivan has up to and until September 10, 2014, absent further request for
more time due to health considerations or for other reason, to respond to the USA’s cross-claim
SO ORDERED, this the 16th day of August, 2014.
LOUISE W. FLANAGAN
United States District Judge
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