What is an injunction?

An injunction is an order issued by a court that forces the defendant – a person, corporation or government entity – to do something or stop doing something, depending on what the plaintiff is requesting. In relatively rare cases, the court may issue a mandatory injunction, compelling a person, company, or governmental unit to take affirmative action in carrying out a specified action. Instead of asking a court for monetary damages, a plaintiff can ask the court for an injunction (or injunctive relief) against the defendant.

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