What Is An Injunction Against Someone?

An injunction is a legal remedy imposed by a court in order to get another party to do something or stop doing something.There are three types of injunctions. These include a preliminary injunction, a temporary restraining order, and a permanent injunction.Preliminary InjunctionAlthough rarely issued, a court may grant a preliminary injunction prior to court if it is necessary to avoid damages.Temporary Restraining OrderA court may issue a temporary restraining order while they make their decision on whether or not to impose a preliminary restraining order. Temporary restraining orders are typically limited in scope and duration.Permanent InjunctionAfter trial, if a court decides to impose a permanent injunction, this means that the offending party must permanently start or stop acting in a certain way.What happens if the offending party continues their conduct despite the injunction?Once a judge has decided to issue an injunction, all parties must abide by that ruling or else face monetary penalties or worse, jail time.What are some examples of an injunction?A family that moves into a new house and has neighbors that will not stop playing loud music late at night, despite being asked multiple times not to, may seek an injunction to get their neighbors to stop.A company may seek out an immediate injunction against a former employee who has expressed a desire to go public with company trade secrets.For more information about injunctions, send us a message.[formidable id="7" title="1"]