Definitions for "Temporary Injunction"
Any action that is prohibited in the short-term by a court order, until another trial or court action has been taken.
A court order that requires some action to be taken, or some party to refrain from taking action, until the court decides whether to issue a permanent injunction.
A temporary injunction is issued under the law governing civil protection to prevent a party involved in a civil lawsuit, which normally takes several months before reaching a final ruling, from suffering considerable damage in the meantime. Requesting a temporary injunction only requires the submission of materials explaining the demand, without demonstrating evidence as extensive as that required for regular rulings. A court hears both sides' claims behind closed doors at least once before issuing its ruling. In issuing the order of a temporary injunction, the court decides that the perceived damage is too substantial to be financially compensated. Both sides can appeal a district court's decision regarding a temporary injunction to a high court, and then to the Supreme Court. But cases normally stop at a high court because the scope of the Supreme Court's judgment is limited to such matters as constitutional violations.