Robinson et al v. Purkey et al
ORDER granting 24 Motion for Temporary Restraining Order. A hearing on the Plaintiffs' request to convert the Temporary Restraining Order into a preliminary injunction shall be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Signed by District Judge Aleta A. Trauger on 10/5/2017. (DOCKET TEXT SUMMARY ONLY-ATTORNEYS MUST OPEN THE PDF AND READ THE ORDER.)(ab)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE
FRED ROBINSON, ASHLEY SPRAGUE,
And JOHNNY GIBBS, on behalf of themselves )
and all others similarly situated,
DAVID W. PURKEY, Commissioner of the
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland )
Security, in his official capacity, et al.,
Case No. 3:17-cv-1263
Judge Aleta A. Trauger
For the reasons explained in the accompanying Memorandum, Fred Robinson and Ashley
Sprague’s Motion for Temporary Restraining Order Directing Immediate Restoration of their
Driver’s Licenses (Docket No. 24) is hereby GRANTED. Tennessee Department of Safety and
Homeland Security (“TDSHS”) Commissioner David W. Purkey is ORDERED to direct the
TDSHS to reinstate Robinson’s driver’s license. Purkey is further ORDERED to reinstate
Sprague’s license if, after locating and reviewing her file, the TDSHS confirms that her driver’s
license has been suspended solely for nonpayment of Traffic Debt, as defined in the
accompanying Memorandum. Robinson and Purkey are ORDERED to post security bond in the
amount of $1,000.00 in relation to this Order.
It is further ORDERED that the defendants may depose plaintiffs Fred Robinson and
Ashley Sprague by October 11, 2017, or as soon thereafter as possible. The defendants shall file
a supplemental brief by October 16, 2017, and the plaintiffs shall respond by 12:00 noon on
October 19, 2017. A hearing on the Plaintiffs’ request to convert the Temporary Restraining
Order into a preliminary injunction shall be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
ENTER this 5th day of October 2017.
ALETA A. TRAUGER
United States District Judge
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