An injunction is a court order requiring a person to do or refrain from doing something.
There are three types of injunctions:
1. Temporary Restraining Orders
2. Preliminary Injunctions
3. Permanent Injunctions
A temporary injunction prohibits an action by a party to a lawsuit until there has been a trial or other court action.
Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions can be issued by the judge early in a lawsuit to stop the defendant from continuing his or her allegedly harmful actions.
Permanent injunctions are issued as a final judgment in a case, where monetary damages will not suffice. Failure to comply with an injunction may result in being held in contempt of court, which in turn may result in either criminal or civil liability.