2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-1384.1. Temporary injunction - Temporary restraining order - Notice - Granting without notice.

12 OK Stat § 12-1384.1 (2015) What's This?

A. No temporary injunction shall be issued without notice to the adverse party.

B. A temporary restraining order may be granted without written or oral notice to the adverse party or the attorney for the adverse party only if:

1. It clearly appears from specific facts shown by affidavit or by the verified petition that immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage will result to the applicant before the adverse party or the attorney for the adverse party can be heard in opposition; or

2. The attorney for the applicant certifies to the court in writing the efforts, if any, which have been made to give the notice and the reasons supporting the claim that notice should not be required; and the court determines that the efforts of the applicant to give notice, if any, were reasonable under the circumstances.

C. Every temporary restraining order granted without notice:

1. Shall be endorsed with the date and hour of issuance;

2. Shall be filed in the office of the court clerk and entered of record; and

3. Shall define the injury and state why it is irreparable and why the order was granted without notice.

D. If a temporary restraining order is granted without notice, the motion for a temporary injunction shall be set down for hearing at the earliest possible time and takes precedence of all matters except older matters of the same character. When the motion comes on for hearing the party who obtained the temporary restraining order shall proceed with the application for a temporary injunction and, if the party does not do so, the court shall dissolve the temporary restraining order. On two (2) days' notice to the party who obtained the temporary restraining order without notice or on such shorter notice to that party as the court may prescribe, the adverse party may appear and move its dissolution, modification, or require the posting of an undertaking, and in that event the court shall proceed to hear and determine the motion as expeditiously as the ends of justice require.

E. This section shall not apply to temporary restraining orders in actions for a divorce, alimony without a divorce, separate maintenance, an annulment, custody, or similar matters, guardianship or juvenile proceedings, or to proceedings brought pursuant to special statutes that provide alternate procedures for the obtaining of temporary restraining orders or temporary injunctions.

Added by Laws 1989, c. 230, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1989.

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