irreparable injury


irreparable injury
irreparable injury n: serious injury to a party that justifies relief esp. by preliminary injunction – called also irreparable damage, irreparable harm;
◇ Typical irreparable injury is not remediable by monetary compensation.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

irreparable injury
n.
An injury for which no adequate legal remedy exists, usually addressed by an injunction.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


irreparable injury
Harm that no measurable monetary compensation can cure or reverse, such as cutting down shade trees, polluting a stream, or not giving a child needed medication. Proving irreparable injury is often required in order to request a judicial injunction, writ, temporary restraining order, or other assistance in immediately blocking the activity (usually pending further court proceedings). Also referred to as irreparable harm.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


irreparable injury
n. An injury not capable of being redressed by money damages, and that therefore supports a request for injunctive relief.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


irreparable injury
Any harm or loss that is not easily repaired, restored, or compensated by monetary damages. A serious wrong, generally of a repeated and continuing nature, that has an equitable remedy of injunctive relief.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


irreparable injury
Any harm or loss that is not easily repaired, restored, or compensated by monetary damages. A serious wrong, generally of a repeated and continuing nature, that has an equitable remedy of injunctive relief.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • irreparable injury — As the term applies in the law of injunctions:–an injury of such a character that a fair and reasonable redress may not be had in a court of law, so that to refuse the injunction would be a denial of justice in other words, where, from the nature …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • irreparable — ir·rep·a·ra·ble /i re pə rə bəl, prə bəl/ adj: impossible to repair, remedy, or undo ir·rep·a·ra·bly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. irreparable …   Law dictionary

  • injury — in·ju·ry n pl ries [Latin injuria, from injurus injurious, from in not + jur jus right] 1: an act that wrongs or harms another; specif: a violation of a legally protected interest (as the physical or mental well being, property, reputation, or… …   Law dictionary

  • irreparable harm — See: irreparable injury Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009 …   Law dictionary

  • injury — Any wrong or damage done to another, either in his person, rights, reputation, or property. The invasion of any legally protected interest of another. Restatement, Second, Torts, No. 7. Absolute injuries. Injuries to those rights which a person… …   Black's law dictionary

  • injury — Any wrong or damage done to another, either in his person, rights, reputation, or property. The invasion of any legally protected interest of another. Restatement, Second, Torts, No. 7. Absolute injuries. Injuries to those rights which a person… …   Black's law dictionary

  • irreparable harm — See injury (irreparable injury) …   Black's law dictionary

  • irreparable damage — See irreparable injury …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • irreparable — irreparable, irrepairable Irreparable, meaning ‘that cannot be recovered or made good’, is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable, and is used of circumstances and relationships, typically qualifying words such as consequences, loss,… …   Modern English usage


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