O'Connell v. Town of Burgaw, North Carolina, et al.
Plaintiff: Patrick O'Connell
Defendant: Town of Burgaw, North Carolina and Jim Hock
Case Number: 7:2017cv00065
Filed: March 29, 2017
Court: US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Office: Southern Division Office
County: PENDER
Presiding Judge: James C. Dever
Nature of Suit: Other Civil Rights
Cause of Action: 28 U.S.C. ยง 1331
Jury Demanded By: Both

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June 13, 2017 Opinion or Order Filing 29 ORDER and PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION - Plaintiff has established that (1) he is likely to succeed on the merits of his claim that the Code facially violatesthe First Amendment; (2) he is likely to suffer irreparable harm absent preliminary relief; (3) th e balance of the equities tips in plaintiffs favor; and (4) a preliminary injunction is in the public interest. Defendants are enjoined from enforcing the Code. Defendants shall not impose restrictions on plaintiff's speech because of the content or viewpoint of the expression or the possible reaction to the expression. This order shall remain in place until further order of this court. Signed by Chief Judge James C. Dever III on 6/13/2017. (Briggeman, N.)
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Defendant: Town of Burgaw, North Carolina
Represented By: Andrew G. Pinto
Represented By: Richard Leonard Pinto
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Defendant: Jim Hock
Represented By: Andrew G. Pinto
Represented By: Richard Leonard Pinto
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Plaintiff: Patrick O'Connell
Represented By: Philip J. Clarke, 3rd
Represented By: David J Markese
Represented By: Frederick H. Nelson
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