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interlocutory injunction

Legal Definition of interlocutory injunction

Noun

  1. An injunction which lasts only until the end of the trial during which the injunction was sought.

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Definition of interlocutory injunction

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Basis of injunctions

At the core of injunctive relief is a recognition that monetary damages cannot solve all problems. An injunction may be permanent or it may be temporary. A preliminary injunction, or an interlocutory injunction, is a provisional remedy granted to restrain activity on a temporary basis until the court can make a final decision after trial. It is usually necessary to prove the high likelihood of success upon the merits of one's case and a likelihood of irreparable harm in the absence of a preliminary injunction before such an injunction may be granted; otherwise the party may have to wait for trial to obtain a permanent injunction.

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