Roman v. Naugatuck Valley S&L
A party who requests an injunction must establish: 1.) he has no adequate remedy at law; 2.) he will suffer irreparable harm, without an injunction; 3.) he will likely prevail on the merits; and 4.) the balance of equities tips in his favor. The plaintiff, John Roman, requested an injunction, to prevent the defendants from removing the plaintiff from his position as the director of Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan. Roman claimed that his removal would violate bank bylaws and federal regulations that govern bank operations. After Roman filed suit, the bank's board of directors voted to remove Roman as director on Nov. 30, 2012. Construing the evidence in the light most favorable to Roman, he failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits of his claim that a factfinder will conclude that the decision to remove Roman is null and void, because it violates bank bylaws and federal regulations. The court denied Roman's request for a temporary injunction.