Okpalobi v. Foster: Fifth Circuit Panel Decision

12.12.08

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The original complaint of Ifeanyi Charles Anthony Okpalobi (“Dr. Okpalobi”) was filed in district court on July 15, 1997. Five health care clinics and two more physicians (“Intervenors”) intervened on behalf of Dr. Okpalobi and filed a motion for a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) and preliminary injunction to restrain the operation of Act 825. The State opposed the motion. After a hearing, the district court granted a TRO in an order dated August 14, 1997, one day before the Act was scheduled to take effect...