Injunction - Rationale and Reasons For Injunctions

Rationale and Reasons For Injunctions

This injunctive power to restore the status quo ante; that is, to make whole again someone whose rights have been violated, is essential to the concept of fairness (equity). For example, money damages would be of scant benefit to a land owner who wished simply to prevent someone from repeatedly trespassing on his land.

These are some common reasons for injunctions:

  • stalking
  • domestic violence
  • harassment
  • discrimination
  • bullying (in some cases)
  • physical or sexual abuse
  • the wrongful transfer of real property, also called fraudulent conveyance
  • the disclosure of sensitive information in line with the Official Secrets Act 1989 (UK only)
  • trade dress infringement
  • trademark infringement
  • copyright infringement
  • patent infringement
  • trade secret disclosure
  • tortious interference of contract
  • criminal contempt
  • civil contempt
  • unauthorized practice of law

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