Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 761 Remedies: Injunctions



Course Description

This course focuses exclusively on the equitable remedy of injunction. Since the King's Chancellor first devised it, the injunction has been both the scourge and the savior of litigants. The course will explore its use in modern litigation, covering a range of subjects including antitrust, discrimination, environmental protection, and institutional reform (schools, prisons, etc.). This course will also examine the procedural and substantive prerequisites for securing injunctive relief. In addition to the permanent injunction, we will discuss the availability of the temporary restraining order and the preliminary injunction, so crucial, for example, in corporate takeover battles and spousal abuse cases. The scope of the injunctive decree is also a critical issue. Finally, the enforcement mechanisms, such as contempt, and the question of who is bound by the injunction will also be addressed. Students who have taken LAW 731 Remedies may NOT take this class.