The Scrivener, p. 2, Spring 1996
1 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2010
Date Written: 1996
The purpose of a temporary restraining order (TRO) is to prevent immediate and irreparable harm by preserving the status quo, ex parte if necessary, until a formal hearing can be held. Often documents must be obtained and pleadings drafted in a rush to the courthouse before the proverbial axe falls. This article presents a detailed checklist to help lawyers organize what has to be done to obtain a TRO and remind them of what they will need to take with them to court.
Keywords: Temporary restraining order, TRO, status quo
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Stockmeyer, Norman Otto, Obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order (1996). The Scrivener, p. 2, Spring 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1729366