Gonzalo Murillo, Plaintiff-appellant, v. J. Gomez, G.b. Garibay, G. Smith, R. Valdez, Mel Thomas,j.a. White, J.e. Pett, J. Wilkinson, M.thirakomen, L. Loo, F. Couto, M. Meske,r. Harway, D. Rodriguez, K.horton, Defendants-appellees, 120 F.3d 268 (9th Cir. 1997)Annotate this Case
Submitted July 8, 1997. **Decided July 10, 1997
Before: HUG, Chief Judge, Chief and LEAVY, Circuit Judges.
This appeal from the district court's order denying appellant's motion for preliminary injunction comes to us for review under Ninth Circuit Rule 3-3. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(a) (1), and we affirm.
Our sole inquiry is whether the district court abused its discretion in denying preliminary injunctive relief. See Gregorio T. v. Wilson, 59 F.3d 1002, 1004-05 (9th Cir. 1995). The record before us shows that the court did not rely on an erroneous legal premise or abuse its discretion in concluding that appellant had failed to demon strate the existence of serious legal questions or that the balance of hardships tipped in favor of appellant and in denying prelimi nary injunctive relief. See id. The court's factual findings and app lication of legal standards are not clearly erroneous. See id. Accordingly, the court's order denying the preliminary injunction is affirmed.