Lying close to the top of the litigator’s toolbox is a familiar, well-used instrument: the injunction.
Injunctions have been sought and issued in wide-ranging circumstances, including in property litigation, commercial actions, IP infringement proceedings, labour disputes, and in cases of public proteses. They have been used to assist in preserving evidence (Anton Piller order, a.k.a. civil search warrant) and to prevent disposition of assets which may later be required to satisfy a judgment (Mareva injunction, a.k.a. freezing order).
The Lawyers Weekly, January 31, 2014
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