N.D. Texas Denies ex parte TRO sought by ERISA Plan

In Netjets v. Coons, (N.D. Dis. Tex. Case 4:13-cv-00002-A 1/9/13), Netjets ERISA Plan filed suit on January 2, 2013, seeking a Preliminary Injunction concerning disbursement of funds alleged to be in possession of its plan participants and other defendants.  The Complaint did not request a TRO.  Six days later, the Plan filed a “Brief in Support of Temporary Restraining Order,” apparently in hopes that the federal court would enter an ex parte TRO. The federal court declined to issue a TRO stating, “If plaintiff wishes to pursue a request for a temporary restraining order, it must file an appropriate motion, provide copies to defendants or counsel for defendants, and be prepared, upon request of the court, to arrange for a telephone conference to discuss the matter with all parties.”

Thanks to Professor Roger Baron for the above commentary.

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