What is the difference between a temporary, preliminary or permanent federal injunction?

An Injunction is a Court Order to Cease and Desist

Injunction Means to Stop

An injunction is an equitable remedy and a lawsuit is a legal remedy


From The Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute:


An injunction is a court order requiring a person to do or cease doing a specific action. Temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions are temporary injunctions. They are issued early in a lawsuit to maintain the status quo by preventing a defendant from becoming insolvent or to stop the defendant from continuing his or her allegedly harmful actions. Choosing whether to grant temporary injunctive relief is a discretionary power of the court. Permanent injunctions are issued as a final judgment in a case. Failure to comply with an injunction may result in being held incontempt of court. See, e.g., Roe v. Wade 410 US 113 (1973).


Have a Contract Paralegal Do Most of Your Injunction


A paralegal can work with a federal practitioner to research and draft temporary injunctions. If you are interested in filing an injunction first find an attorney who is an expert in that area of law. Tell the attorney that you want to economize on your legal expenses by having the attorney assign the injunction to your contract paralegal. The lawyer man not like that and may want his law firm do handle all the paperwork. However in this cash strapped economy a savvy legal consumer can get a good legal bargain by negotiating to have a legal document assistant do as much of the work as possible.   


Get Ahead of the Curve by Having Your Paralegal do Injunction Research


A good litigation paralegal can go to the law library and find out a lot about what is happening with injunction law and practice. These types of court proceedings are extreme remedies and they are rarely granted by the courts. A good contract litigation paralegal should prepare a brief containing up-to-date case law and also current verdicts and settlements on similar legal proceedings.