A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, in some cases, under statutes, by a court of law, whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.
An equitable remedy in the form of a court order compelling a party to do or refrain from doing a specified act. An injunction is available as a remedy for harm for which there is no adequate remedy at law. Thus it is used to prevent a future harmful action rather than to compensate for an injury that has already occurred, or to provide relief from harm for which an award of money damages is not a satisfactory solution or for which a monetary value is impossible to calculate. A defendant who violates an injunction is subject to penalty for contempt.
A type of court order compelling a party in civil litigation to do something. There are three types of injunctions: the Temporary Restraining Order, the Preliminary Injunction, and the Permanent Injunction.
A prohibitive, equitable order, either permanent or temporary, issued by a court forbidding a person to commit some action that he is attempting to commit, or restraining him in the continuance of some action.
A court order obtained by growers from local judges during most farm labor strikes in order to limit picketing and access to workers brought in to break the strike. A few rocks thrown or invectives hurled was all that was necessary for an injunction to be issued.
A prohibitive order or remedy issued by the court at the suit of the complaining party, which forbids the defendant to do some act which he is threatening or attempting to do. Conversely, it may require him to perform an act which he is obligated to perform but refuses to do.
A court order commanding or preventing a specific action or set of actions in connection with a case. Unlike a declaratory judgment, which simply declares the legal rights and relations of the parties, an injunction orders enforcement of these rights.
a judicial process restraining a person from a wrongful act (such as exhibiting or selling an infringed work of art), or compelling restitution to an injured party (such as a public statement of apology, payment of damages, etc
an order of the Superior Court or of a judge thereof, enjoining a person, his senior officers, agents or employees, not to do or to cease doing, or, in cases which admit of it, to perform a particular act or operation, under pain of all legal penalties
a prohibitory writ, specially prayed for by a bill, in which the plaintiff's title is set forth, restraining a person from committing or doing an act (other than criminal acts) which appear to be against equity and conscience
an order issued by a court ordering someone to do something or prohibiting some act after a court hearing. So-called "mandatory" injunctions which require acts to be performed, such an act is the use of judicial (court) authority to handle a problem and is not a judgment for money (for that see damages).
A court decision that is intended to prevent harm as distinguished from a court decision which provides a remedy for harm that has already occurred. Injunctions are orders that one party refrain from or cease certain actions. Injunctions can be temporary or permanent. The party seeking a temporary injunction often has to give an undertaking to pay any damages suffered by the party which is injuncted.
A mandatory or prohibitive writ issued by a court.
An injunction is a legal document, or court order that forces an individual to do certain things or risk punishment from the courts. An injunction is generally used to prevent an individual from continuing with some form of illegal or anti-social behaviour. The courts use it when a fine seems inappropriate, and a failure to adhere to an injunction puts the individual in contempt of court.
An order of a court or agency requiring a person to do or not do a certain act. Failure to abide by the terms of a court injunction may result in the court arresting and jailing the person for contempt of court.
Writ or order by a court prohibiting a specific action from being carried out by a person or group. A preliminary injunction is granted provisionally, until a full hearing can be held to determine if it should be made permanent.
any court order prohibiting some parties from specific actions and/or activities (for example, working for a competitor in breach of duty to an existing employer) on penalty of contempt of court. It is, in exceptional cases, possible to obtain a mandatory injunction, which is a court order compelling a certain course of action (for example, demolition of an illegal structure) on penalty of contempt of court.
a court order preventing one or more specific parties from taking some action. A preliminary injunction often is issued to allow fact-finding so a judge can determine whether a permanent injunction is justified.
An equitable remedy granted by the court whereby one who threatened to invade or has already invaded the rights of another is restrained from commencing or continuing such wrongful act, or is commanded to restore matters to the position in which they stood prior to his action.
an injunction is an order of the court stopping someone from doing a particular act which is against the rights of another person. Injunctions can take many forms from an injunction preventing a husband from entering the matrimonial home to an injunction preventing the publication of something which could be deemed to libelous. It is contempt of court (see earlier) to act in breach of an injunction.
a remedy sometimes awarded by the court that stops some action being taken. In relation to contract it can be used to stop another party doing something which is against the terms of the contract. Interim injunctions are given by a court in an emergency before the case comes to court but if the person who applied for it then loses the case they may have to pay damages for losses caused by the interim injunction. Injunctions are at the court's discretion and a judge may refuse to give one and award damages instead.
An order of the court requiring a person to do, or to refrain from doing, an act. In some exceptional cases, an injunction can be used to prevent a defendant from disposing of assets in order to make them unavailable in the event that the plaintiff is successful in its action. An injunction of this type is called a Mareva Injunction.
A judicial process by which one who is threatening to invade or has invaded the legal or equitable rights of another is restrained from commencing or continuing such wrongful act, or is commanded to restore matters to the position in which they stood previously to his action. (Operational Rules, Article IV, Section 11, Item 5)
a commandment by a court requiring the party enjoined to do or refrain from doing a particular thing where the conduct or failure to act, threatened or current, harms a plaintiff who has no other remedy.
an order of the court requiring a person to not do some act or not continue to do some act that the court considers they have no right to do or, in the case of a mandatory injunction, an order that requires the person to do what the court considers they are legally required to do.
An order by a Court either restraining a person or persons from carrying out a course of action or directing a course of action be complied with. Failure to carry out terms of the order may be punishable by imprisonment
An order or remedy issued by the court which forbids the defendant to do some act he is attempting to do. Also, the order may require the defendant to perform an act which he is obligated to do but refuses.
An injunction is a legal order that may be applied for in the courts so that one party may prevent another from taking a certain action in a situation where he has a reasonable case and where damages would be an inadequate remedy. It should be applied for at the earliest possible time as such an order will not be granted if there has been an undue delay.
A court decision that is intended to prevent harm--often irreparable harm--as distinguished from most court decisions, which are designed to provide a remedy for harm that has already occurred. Injunctions are orders that one side refrain from or stop certain actions, such as an order that an abusive spouse stay away from the other spouse or that a logging company not cut down first-growth trees. Injunctions can be temporary, pending a consideration of the issue later at trial (these are called interlocutory decrees or preliminary injunctions). Judges can also issue permanent injunctions at the end of trials, in which a party may be permanently prohibited from engaging in some conduct--for example, infringing a copyright or trademark or making use of illegally obtained trade secrets. Although most injunctions order a party not to do something, occasionally a court will issue a "mandatory injunction" to order a party to carry out a positive act--for example, return stolen computer code.
A writ or order issued under the seal of a court to restrain one or more parties to a suit or proceeding for doing an act which is deemed to be inequitable or unjust or which may cause irreparable harm to the rights of some other party or parties in the suit or proceeding.
A court order requiring a party to do or to refrain from doing a certain act. An injunction may be granted as part of a final judgment; or at any prior stage of the proceedings, in which case it is a preliminary, or temporary, injunction. preliminary injunction is to be issued only with extreme caution where it is likely a petitioner would suffer irreparable injury if the injunction is not granted, or in any case specially authorized by statute.
An injunction is an equitable remedy in the form of a court order whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts. The party that fails to adhere to the injunction faces civil or criminal contempt of court and may have to pay damages or sanctions for failing to follow the court's order. In some cases breaches of injunctions are considered as serious criminal offences that merit arrest and possible prison sentences.