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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
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OPPOSITION TO REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY
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RESTRAINING ORDER AND ORDER TO SHOW
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CAUSE FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION;
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MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND
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AUTHORITIES; DECLARATION OF _________;
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EXHIBITS
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OPPOSITION TO REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER
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TO ______________________AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD:
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____________ (“_________”), hereby submits their opposition to the application of
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4 Plaintiffs, _______________________________for a temporary restraining order and order to show

5 cause for a preliminary injunction on the grounds that:
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(1) Plaintiffs have failed to meet the burden required to obtain preliminary injunctive relief in
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that they have failed to show (a) That they are likely to succeed on the merits; (b) That they are likely
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to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary relief; (c) That the balance of equities tips in
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10 their favor, and (d) That an injunction is in the public interest;

11 (2) They have failed to prove their right to relief by clear and convincing evidence, and
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(3) They have unreasonably delayed seeking preliminary injunctive relief as more fully set
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forth in the Declaration of ____________________ and Exhibits attached thereto, concurrently filed
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and served herewith.
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16 The Opposition shall be based on this Opposition, the attached Memorandum of Points and

17 Authorities, the Declaration of ________________________and Exhibits attached thereto,
18 concurrently filed and served, on the complete files and records of this action, and on such other oral
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and/or documentary evidence as may be presented at the hearing on the Motion.
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Dated________________ ________________________________________________________
ANY ATTORNEY OR PARTY
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Note that this opposition should be served and filed at least seven
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(7) calendar days before the hearing date unless a Local Rule or order
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OPPOSITION TO REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER
1 of the Court states otherwise. See Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 6(c)
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(2).
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STATEMENT OF FACTS
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This case arises out of: Add information here to inform the Court of the circumstances of

9 the particular case, such as relationship between parties, etc.

10 The complaint alleges that: Add information here from the actual complaint such as brief
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description of causes of action, facts alleged, etc.
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Plaintiffs have filed a request for a temporary restraining order and order to show cause for a
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preliminary injunction BRIEFLY LIST HERE THE CONTENTIONS MADE BY PLAINTIFFS
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15 IN THEIR REQUEST FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER.

16 Defendants oppose the application of ________________ for a temporary restraining order
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and order to show cause for a preliminary injunction on the grounds that:
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(1) Plaintiffs have failed to meet the burden required to obtain preliminary injunctive relief in
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that they have failed to show (a) That they are likely to succeed on the merits; (b) That they are likely
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21 to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary relief; (c) That the balance of equities tips in

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(2) They have failed to prove their right to relief by clear and convincing evidence, and
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(3) They have unreasonably delayed seeking preliminary injunctive relief as more fully set
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forth in the Declaration of ____________________ and Exhibits attached thereto, concurrently filed
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27 and served herewith.

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OPPOSITION TO REQUEST FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER
1 The declarations of ________ submitted in support of the request are inadequate in that they
2 contain only vague and conclusory allegations and are bereft of any specific facts that would support
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the granting of the motion.
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Further the declarations submitted in support of the request clearly show that Plaintiffs have
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unreasonably delayed seeking preliminary injunctive relief.

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