An injunction is a court order asking someone to do something or forbidding some act. Common examples of injunctions include:
The three main types of injunctions are:
A temporary restraining order (a.k.a. TRO) is a short-term injunction issued before a formal court hearing. A TRO is issued when there is a danger that a delay in issuing an injunction will cause irreparable harm. The common features associated with a TRO are:
A preliminary injunction is a court order issued early in a lawsuit, prohibiting a party from doing that which is in dispute until there is a final court judgment. The factors that affect whether a preliminary injunction is issued are:
A permanent injunction is a final court order that a party cease certain activities permanently or perform certain acts. In order for a permanent injunction to be issued, the plaintiff must show evidence of an underlying harm. Elements that must be proved by a plaintiff to earn a permanent injunction include:
If you seek an injunction, it is important that you hire a lawyer focusing on the particular area of law where your injunction would be relevant. For example, if you wish to obtain an injunction against your neighbor for creating a noise nuisance, a property attorney can assist you with that injunction. Experienced attorneys can also help to nullify or modify an existing unfair injunction on record against you.
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