temporary injunction
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

temporary injunction
n.
   a court order prohibiting an action by a party to a lawsuit until there has been a trial or other court action. A temporary injunction differs from a "temporary restraining order" which is a short-term, stop-gap injunction issued pending a hearing, at which time a temporary injunction may be ordered to be in force until trial. The purpose of a temporary injunction is to maintain the status quo and prevent irreparable damage or change before the legal questions are determined. After the trial the court may issue a "permanent injunction" (making the temporary injunction a lasting rule) or "dissolve" (cancel) the temporary injunction.
   See also: injunction

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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