IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL

CIRCUIT IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
REGIONS BANK, PLAINTIFF(S), CASE NO. lO-000191-CI-ll

v.

PAULA ROBERTS; ET. AL.,

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DEFENDANT(S)

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ORDER AND TEMPORARY INJUNCTION THIS CAUSE came before the Court on Defendant's Emergency Motion for Temporary Injunction and the Court being fully advised in the premises, it is therefore ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that: 1. Given the motions filed by the parties, this Court finds the following: a. The pleadings filed by Defendant assert that on or about January 6, 2011 agents acting on behalf of the Plaintiff broke into the property that is subject of this litigation without lawful order of any court and without any clear legal authority to forcibly enter the home of the Defendant. b. The Defendants next assert that a notice was attached to the subject property on or about February 24, 2012 which states that, "[t]he property may have its locks replaced and/or plumbing system winterized within the next several days;' (Attached as Exhibit A) c. The court believes that no party not specifically authorized by the owner of a residential property should be permitted to forcibly gain access to a home without court order, exigent circumstances or clear legal authority. d. The Defendants seek an injunction to prevent the unauthorized entry into the residential property that is the subject of this suit and this court believes there is a substantial likelihood that the Defendant would prevail on the merits of a injunction prohibiting this act. e. There exists a substantial threat of irreparable injury to Defendant if her home were permitted to be broken into. f. That the threat of harm mentioned above outweighs any possible harm that this injunction may cause Plaintiff. g. That granting this injunction would not disserve the public interest.

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2. This Court therefore Grants an injunction which prevents Plaintiff, or its agents, from: a. Changing the locks, winterizing the plumbing system, and entering inside the residential Property of Defendant. b. Threatening to change the locks, winterize the Property, or threatening to enter the residential property of Defendant. c. Making any attempts to gain access to the interior of the property, trying door knobs, attempting to open window or doing anything else in furtherance of attempts to enter into the property. 3. Therefore, the Court grants Defendant an injunction which shall be effective until stipulation by the parties or further court order. 4. Any party violating this injunction may be subject to civil or indirect criminal contempt proceedings, including the imposition of a fine or imprisonment, and also may be charged with a crime punishable by a fine, jail, or both, as provided by Florida Statutes. 5. This Court retains jurisdiction to enforce the terms ofthis Order. DONE AND ORDERED in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, this _ February, 2012. day of

Honorable Pamela A.M. Campbell

CC:

Matt Weidner, Esq. Meghan Kenefic, Esq.

Original Signed

MAR 022012
Pamela A.M. Campbell
Circuit Judge