What is an injunction?

An injunction in its simplest form is a Court order directing a person or entity to do a specific thing (Mandatory Injunction) or, more commonly, to not do a specific thing (Prohibitory Injunction).  Whilst an injunction in itself can amount to final relief in a matter, they are generally sought on an interlocutory basis (Interlocutory Injunction) which is a temporary remedy is sought to maintain the status quo until the larger legal issues can be heard by the Court.  If a temporary order is granted it will generally become permanent if the applicant is successful in the larger claim. [Read more…]

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