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a court order issued to a person or company requiring them to desist from behaving in ways which are harmful to other people. See CONTRACT, TORT.


A court order requiring a party to do something,or to stop doing something,until further notice.If the party fails to perform according to the injunction, then the party will be required to appear in court, defend his or her actions, and show cause why he or she should not be held in contempt of court.If held in contempt,the party may be ordered to pay a fine,may be jailed until the contempt is cured,or could suffer both consequences.

Injunctions come in three varieties:

1. Temporary restraining order (TRO). Usually obtainable with little or no notice to the defendant, sometimes as quickly as within an hour or so if the complaining party can convince a judge that there is immediate risk of irreparable harm if the restraining order is not issued.

2. Preliminary injunction. Usually issued after a TRO, if the judge decides that an injunction should remain in effect until such time as there can be a full trial on the merits of the case. Failure to obtain a TRO does not mean a judge will not issue a preliminary injunc- tion; it simply means the judge did not agree with the plaintiff's evaluation of the neces- sity for urgent action.

3. Final injunction. The final order issued by a court after it has heard all the evidence and legal arguments for and against the injunction. The order is a final order, from which the parties may appeal.

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The court may issue an ex parte temporary injunction if the required relationship exists and the court finds that there is an immediate and present danger of domestic violence.
However, Daishowa appealed the ruling to Ontario's Divisional Court and succeeded in obtaining a temporary injunction on the boycott until the court rules on the case.
The wording of the temporary injunction implied that all boycott agitation against the stores on the 1700 block was prohibited, not just picketing.
In September 2008, as part of an appeal filed by Taro and certain members of its Board of Directors, the Supreme Court granted a temporary injunction prohibiting Sun from closing its tender offer to purchase Taro shares until the Court renders a judgment, and ordered that the status quo with respect to Taro be maintained until that judgment is rendered.
WHITNEY, Texas, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow morning, Liberty Institute will argue a Temporary Injunction (TI) hearing in the 66th District Court, defending Prairie Valley Baptist Church's right to continue holding its after-school Christian Worldview Ministry in a Whitney High School classroom.
The Ankara 13th Commercial Court of First Instance declined to issue the temporary injunction that had been requested by .
Judge Dzintra Janavs placed a temporary injunction on builders, saying that a recently decided court case in which the city of Los Angeles was forced to provide an extensive environmental report was similar enough to the church's case that it could change its outcome.
Mrs Justice Hallett granted a temporary injunction until March 9 which creates exclusion zones around the company's premises at Cowley Business Park in Uxbridge, west London, Oxford Science Park, three sites in Speke, Liverpool, and Cranford, Hounslow.
The businessman is seeking a temporary injunction against KAA, its agents, employees and servants restraining them from allowing any other person to set up a passenger transit lounge at the airport, reported The East African Standard.
12, Rehnquist rejected an appeal to issue a temporary injunction to prevent Virginia public schools from setting aside 60 seconds each morning for students to "meditate, pray or engage in other silent activity.
The hospital had been granted an order on September 11 enabling it to receive a copy of the manuscript of The Gates of Janus and a temporary injunction banning its publication.
An Ashworth spokeswoman said, "A temporary injunction was taken out to restrain publication of the book on the basis that we want to read the book to check that it doesn't breach patient confidentiality.

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