preliminary injunction

Definition of "preliminary injunction"
  1. An early court order in a lawsuit that prevents involved individuals from taking certain actions until the case is fully decided, usually issued when not doing so might result in considerable damage
How to use "preliminary injunction" in a sentence
  1. Susan sought a preliminary injunction to halt construction of the tower next to her residence until the lawsuit was resolved.
  2. Due to potential environmental harm, a preliminary injunction was issued to stop industrial activities in the area.
  3. To protect the company trade secrets, a preliminary injunction was put into place prohibiting ex-employees from sharing vital information while the case was ongoing.

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