Federal Trade Commission et al v. Debt Solutions Inc et al

Filing 9

ORDER granting 2 Motion to Seal, terminating 3 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages, denying 4 Motion for TRO by Judge Marsha J. Pechman.(RP, )

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Federal Trade Commission et al v. Debt Solutions Inc et al Doc. 9 Case 2:06-cv-00298-JLR Document 9 Filed 03/07/2006 Page 1 of 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 This matter comes before the court on the ex parte motion of the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and the State of Washington for a temporary restraining order (Dkt. # 4). Plaintiffs claim that Debt Solutions, Inc. and the other Defendants named (collectively, "DSI") have engaged in a fraudulent debt relief scheme aimed at enticing consumers to pay between $400 and $700 for DSI's "services," which often constitute nothing more than DSI advising the consumer to pay more toward his or her credit card bills each month. Although Plaintiffs present ample evidence to support their allegations that these Defendants violated federal law, they have presented very little evidence demonstrating the necessity for ex parte relief. Accordingly, the Court DENIES Plaintiffs' present ex parte motion for a temporary restraining order, but will allow the Plaintiffs papers to remain under seal until March 10, 2006. Plaintiffs may either choose to serve the Defendants, allowing them a chance to respond, or submit a second motion in which they provide better evidentiary support for ex parte relief. v. DEBT SOLUTIONS, INC., et al., Defendants. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION and STATE OF WASHINGTON, Plaintiffs, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE No. C06-298JLR ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR AN EX PARTE TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ORDER - 1 Dockets.Justia.com

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