Definition of "Injunction"

Jim Zachar
Jim Zachar Coldwell Banker Hedges Realty

A court order issued to a defendant in an action either prohibiting or commanding the performance of a defined act. A violation of an injunction could lead to a contempt of court citation. There are many different types of court ordered injunctions; however, the most frequently used are permanent, preliminary, and temporary injunctions.

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Comments for Injunction

Regina L Hannah Regina L Hannah said:

Will filing an injuction stop foreclosure proceedings?

Apr 21, 2018  02:39:57
Real Estate Agent

Yes, Regina. That's what a foreclosure injunction does. The judge can do that permanently or temporarily, but as soon as a foreclosure injunction is declared in favor of the homeowner, the lender/government foreclosure is put on hold.

Apr 27, 2018  17:05:31
Tommy D Carroll Tommy D Carroll said:

A house that i own was condemned and i havent had the monies to get the home up to code so the county is tearing it down in about a week. I have invested a good bit of money trying to get the home in order and i am just a little over a week from finishing enough to where the home should pass inspection but the code lady said the only way to stop the proceeding was to get a temporary injunction and when it went to court to have the work completed and bring the paoer work and that everything would be stoped permenantly. I need someone who can do the injunction for me as im running out of time.

Apr 04, 2018  12:32:14
Real Estate Agent

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Apr 04, 2018  13:09:45
Jezer Dedascalou Jezer Dedascalou said:

At what point during a potential foreclosure can you file an injunction

Mar 30, 2018  20:16:08
Real Estate Agent

Thank you for the question, Jezer!

Well, if an injunction is a judicial order restraining someone from beginning or continuing an action... the answer to your question is: any time between the moment a court order marks the house as foreclosed  (allowing the lender to put the house for auction)  and the moment the house has its title completely transferred to the new owner, because after that's done, if you contest it, it won't exactly be an injunction.

Apr 06, 2018  10:50:05

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