USAA Federal Savings Bank v Bouchard et al
ORDER granting 2 Motion for TRO; Preliminary Injunction Hearing set for 8/18/2017 at 02:00 PM in B Courtroom before Judge Ronald B. Leighton; Defendants' response to the motion to be filed by 8/14/17; any reply to be filed by 8/17/17; signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton.(DN)
HONORABLE RONALD B. LEIGHTON
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
USAA FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK,
CASE NO. C17-5590RBL
ORDER GRANTING TRO AND
DANIEL and KATHLEEN
THIS MATTER is before the Court on Plaintiff USAA’s Motion for a Temporary
Restraining Order, precluding Underwriters at Lloyds, London from disbursing to Defendants
Daniel and Kathleen Bouchard insurance proceeds from or related to its policy no.
The purpose of a TRO is “preserving the status quo and preventing irreparable harm just
so long as is necessary to hold a hearing [on the preliminary injunction application], and no
longer.” Granny Goose Foods, Inc. v. Brotherhood of Teamsters & Auto Truck Drivers, 415
U.S. 423 (1974); see also Reno Air Racing Ass’n v. McCord, 452 F.3d 1126, 1130-31 (9th Cir.
2006). To obtain a TRO or a preliminary injunction, the moving party must show: (1) a
likelihood of success on the merits; (2) a likelihood of irreparable harm to the moving party in
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the absence of preliminary relief; (3) that a balance of equities tips in the favor of the moving
party; and (4) that an injunction is in the public interest. Winter v. Natural Res. Def. Council,
Inc., 555 U.S. 7, 20 (2008).
Traditionally, injunctive relief was also appropriate under an alternative “sliding scale”
test. The Lands Council v. McNair, 537 F.3d 981, 987 (9th Cir. 2008). However, the Ninth
Circuit overruled this standard in keeping with the Supreme Court’s decision in Winter.
American Trucking Ass’ns Inc. v. City of Los Angeles, 559 F.3d 1046, 1052 (9th Cir. 2009)
(holding that “[t]o the extent that our cases have suggested a lesser standard, they are no longer
controlling, or even viable”).
Plaintiff USAA has met this standard. Plaintiff USAA FSB’s Emergency Motion for
Temporary Restraining Order is GRANTED
Daniel and Kathleen Bouchard are ENJOINED from receiving any insurance proceeds
from Underwriters at Lloyds, London arising from policy no. DIC3100336-1.
This Temporary Restraining Order is effective up to the time that this Court rule on
Plaintiff’s application for a preliminary injunction. The Court will hear argument on the
preliminary injunction AUGUST 18 at 2:00 p.m. Defendants’ Response to the Motion shall be
filed and served no later than AUGUST 14. Any Reply shall be filed by AUGUST 17.
The security provision of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65(c) is waived.
IT IS SO ORDERED
Dated this 7th day of August, 2017.
Ronald B. Leighton
United States District Judge
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