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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.
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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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We therefore reverse the order insofar as appealed from, vacate the first and second ordering paragraphs, grant the motion for a protective order insofar as it seeks an in camera review, and remit the matter to Supreme Court to determine the motion and the cross motion following an in camera review of the allegedly protected documents.
If the protective order is granted, the police officer will have to be carefully prepared regarding what can and cannot be revealed during his testimony, both on direct and cross-examination.
Their parents Michelle and Braulio had separated, and a protective order meant Braulio wasn't allowed to step inside the family home.
First, of course, is the producing party's desire to keep its confidential information secret." (13) This is of paramount importance where trade secrets or other commercially sensitive information is involved, which is "an interest which must not be lightly disregarded." (14) Indeed, courts and commentators have recognized the irreparable harm public dissemination of confidential information will cause to a corporate defendant and that "the more widely confidential documents are disseminated, it becomes both more likely that those documents will be released, and more difficult for the Court to enforce the terms of its protective order." (15)
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Such information may also be disclosed in response to a subpoena or other lawful process if certain assurances regarding notice to the individual or a qualified protective order are provided.

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