After consulting with a Miami civil trial attorney, a plaintiff who has decided to file a lawsuit must first specify the type of legal remedy or relief he is seeking from the court. Oftentimes, plaintiffs seek monetary damages. However, they can also request the court to grant them an injunction, also called injunctive relief.
An injunction is a court order that either forbids a party (an individual, business entity, or government agency) from doing something that violates another party’s rights or causes injury. An injunction can also require a party to perform certain actions to prevent possible injustice. The first court order describes a prohibitory injunction, while the second describes a mandatory injunction.
Injunctive relief is a legal remedy generally regarded by courts as measure of last resort. With the help of an experienced Miami civil trial attorney, you or your business can seek an injunction after proving other legal remedies are not strong enough to prevent irreparable harm and stop ongoing violation of your rights. The following are the different types of injunctions that a court can order:
- Temporary Restraining Order (Temporary Injunction) — issued before court proceedings and valid for a short duration
- Preliminary Injunction — issued and valid during court proceedings
- Permanent Injunction — issued as the final judgment of court proceedings and permanently valid
Injunctions are a flexible and powerful tool that can be applied to a wide range of civil cases, such as disputes over intellectual property, real property, and contracts. Find out what types of injunctions will best protect you or your business from irreparable harm and successfully file for one by consulting with a knowledgable Miami civil trial attorney at Pimentel & Castillo.