Obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order

The Scrivener, p. 2, Spring 1996

1 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2010  

Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Date Written: 1996

Abstract

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

Stockmeyer, Norman Otto, Obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order (1996). The Scrivener, p. 2, Spring 1996. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1729366

Norman Otto Stockmeyer (Contact Author)

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ( email )

1352 Hickory Island Drive
Haslett, MI 48840
United States
517-339-2246 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/stockmeyer.html

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