Antonoplos & Associates group of DC injunctions and urgent remedies lawyers act for and are regularly retained by those seeking injunctions, other urgent judicial remedies, and by those that are responding to or defending against such orders in court. Furthermore, our group of attorneys also counsel and act for individuals that are not part of a lawsuit but are subject to a court order from a lawsuit.

At Antonoplos & Associates Attorneys at Law, we often represent banks, trust companies, investment dealers, stakeholders, escrow agents, creditors, debtors, spouses, and others who have a joint or common interest in the subject matter of the order or assets described in such orders.

No matter if you or your organization is seeking, responding to, affected by, or subject to an order or injunction, it is vital that you seek legal advice immediately. In many cases, delaying receiving legal advice will likely limit your ability to obtain the crucial injunctive relief that you are seeking. Furthermore, a court order is a serious matter that requires you to comply almost immediately. However, it is a good practice to seek legal advice and representation before you comply with this order. Additionally, at Antonoplos & Associates, we can act in your place for any legal proceedings meant to seek injunction relief. Furthermore, we can advise you on sealing orders and confidentiality requirements.

Finally, in certain legal disputes or claims, our DC injunctions and urgent remedies lawyers assist clients that require immediate assistance from the courts.

Types of Injunctions and Stay Orders

These types of orders are generally categorized as:

  1. Injunctions to preserve and safeguard assets, such as freezing bank accounts, evidence, or the means to satisfy an existing or future judgment or arbitration award;
  2. Injunctions restraining impending or continuing acts, conduct, or behavior, such as a Cease and Desist Order or Restraining Order;
  3. Mandatory orders requiring the performance of certain acts, including the return of or permitted use of property, and the performance of an agreed sale of property or real estate;
  4. Mandatory order to preserve status quo pending the final resolution of the dispute by the courts
  5. Prohibitory Injunctions to restrain a breach of contract, to protect against the dissemination of confidential information, and to prevent a party from bringing or continuing legal proceedings
  6. Stay orders to halt legal or arbitral proceedings; and
  7. Other time-sensitive equitable remedies such as rescission of a contract (unmaking of a contract), and specific performance of a contract (enforced performance of a contract).

In certain cases, regarding specific types of property—such as ships or aircraft—disputes and claims may require assistance from the courts to receive these assets. Furthermore, injunctions have been classified by the courts as being interim injunctions, interlocutory injunctions, permanent injunctions, and mandatory injunctions.

Examples

The need for an urgent judicial remedy often arises in the following circumstances:

  • search and to find and preserve evidence, money, and/or property
  • locate and freeze proceeds of fraud, theft, and embezzlement
  • cease and desist wrongful conduct causing harm
  • prevent the breach of contract or to require performance of a contract
  • a partnership dispute or a shareholders’ dispute, where there has been oppression by, or exclusion of, one group against another
  • claims against a defendant with little or no physical presence in Ontario
  • where there is a risk of the dissipation of assets before the court or arbitration tribunal has pronounced judgment or final award
  • the sale or lease of real or personal property which has “gone wrong”
  • freeze bank accounts and other assets pending trial
  • where evidence may be spoiled, lost, or destroyed
  • where stolen money has been hidden
  • find proceeds of theft, embezzlement, and fraud
  • if evidence has been hidden
  • trace stolen assets and money
  • where selling real property when pending claims and disputes when the court does not review the case
  • prevent or restrain copyright and trade-mark infringement
  • stop removal of a director or officer pending trial
  • restrain the sale of land or other property
  • prevent changes in the business, management, or dealings pending trial
  • restrain the solicitation of clients or employees or other intangible assets that are recognized by the courts as protected interests.
  • limit wrongful seizure of shares in a company or acting in furtherance of such seizure
  • enforce restrictive covenants (non-compete clauses)
  • enforce non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • stay repossession of real property pending resolution of a dispute by the courts
  • prevent the continuation of nuisance and/or trespass
  • evict a commercial tenant for breach of lease
  • prevent the use of confidential information
  • prevent the wrongful removal of a director of a company or acting in furtherance of such removal
  • obtain specific performance for the sale of property or real estate
  • obtain an injunction for the sale of property or real estate
  • receive a mandatory order for the sale of property or real estate
  • locate and freeze proceeds of misappropriation of funds
  • locate and freeze proceeds of white-collar fraud
  • preserve the status quo pending trial
  • restrain wrongful acts on the internet
  • remove website or webpages
  • restrain defamation and publication of private matters
  • restrain a breach of confidentiality
  • stop wrongful conduct causing harm
  • restrain the disclosure of trade secrets

Failing to obtain an urgent court order often threatens the viability of a business that has been or may be harmed. Thus, the survival of a business, company, or partnership will be at risk. In other circumstances however, an injunction or other urgent remedy may be enough to ensure that sufficient funds or assets—that might otherwise be dissipated—are available to satisfy an existing or future judgment.

Specific Injunctions, Stay, and Other Orders

Below is a list of some of the urgent remedies that courts commonly grant:

  • Arbitration – urgent remedies
  • Arrest of ships
  • Anti-suit injunctions (sometimes called a stay order)
  • Arrest of aircraft
  • Attachment of assets
  • Cease and Desist Order
  • Certificate of Pending Litigation (CPL)
  • Asset freezing orders
  • Copyright infringement injunctions
  • Defamation injunctions
  • Evidence preservation orders
  • Freeze Bank Accounts
  • Enforcement of contractual rights
  • Freezing orders
  • High-Value Asset Repossession
  • Injunctive Relief Against Third Parties
  • Interim injunctions
  • High-Value Asset Preservation Order
  • Preservation orders
  • Mandatory orders
  • Order to preserve status quo (prevent changes) pending trial
  • Interim recovery of personal property orders
  • International Asset Recovery -Coordination
  • Internet and e-commerce litigation
  • Interlocutory injunctions
  • Jurisdictional challenges
  • Letters of Request and Mutual Assistance
  • Oppression remedies
  • Order for the performance of the agreed sale of property, land or real estate
  • Passing-off injunctions
  • Preservation of property
  • Prohibitory Injunctions
  • Prejudgment Attachment
  • Recovery of property
  • Restraining Order
  • Stay orders pending appeal
  • Trade-mark infringement injunctions
  • Specific performance of contracts
  • Urgent arbitrator (injunctions before appointing arbitration tribunal)

Experienced Counsel

If you are dealing with urgent legal matters, knowledge, and experience is important. Furthermore, the Antonoplos & Associates group of DC injunctions and urgent remedies lawyers have over 20 years of experience helping clients seek injunctive relief and other urgent remedies.

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