Temporary Restraining Orders and Injunctive Relief

A key to the civil litigation success we've enjoyed over the years at the Law Offices of Stanley B. Cheiken is our ability to move quickly for our clients in cases involving preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders in the earliest stages of a lawsuit. Not only can a TRO or preliminary injunction stabilize an inherently volatile set of circumstances, but a favorable ruling on a petition for injunctive relief can also represent an enormous tactical advantage for our clients. It is not uncommon for the filing of a petition for preliminary injunctive relief to lead to a favorable resolution of a case that might otherwise languish in the courts for years.

For a free consultation about the possibility that a business dispute might be suitable for a preliminary injunction or temporary restraining order in Pennsylvania contact civil trial attorney Stanley Cheiken in suburban Philadelphia.

Temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions represent the power of a judge to require businesses and individuals comport with a particular course of conduct before the entire lawsuit is resolved. A skillful attorney can seek and obtain an injunction or restraining order within a few days of filing the complaint that begins the litigation. When successful, this judicial remedy can lead to the favorable resolution of a business dispute within days or weeks, not the months or even years that traditional business litigation matters often take to reach their conclusion.

Emergency injunctive relief is not available in every case, but because of its powerful effect on the future course of litigation on a wide range of issues, we value the opportunity to seek it whenever it makes sound strategic sense to do so. The main points to establish in seeking a restraining order or injunction are the prospect of irreparable harm if the court does not grant the motion, and the likelihood of success on the merits of the case. Our experience with the investigation, preparation, and presentation of successful motions for injunctive relief on short notice can make the critical difference in the course of many business, corporate, or partnership disputes.

Pennsylvania civil trial lawyer Stanley Cheiken has found that a TRO or preliminary injunction can be extremely effective in advancing his clients' interests in such cases as the following:

  • Partnership disputes, including the breakup or merger of professional practice groups
  • Employment or executive compensation matters involving unpaid commissions, performance bonuses or other elements of a salary package
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets, customer lists, or other proprietary information
  • Contract or tort claims relating to the purchase or sale of a business
  • Enforcement of non-compete covenants in employment or professional services contracts
  • Other situations requiring the preservation of a status quo to protect assets and prevent the dissipation of funds

To find out whether your business litigation issue might be suitable for the tactical and strategic advantages of injunctive relief, contact Pennsylvania injunction attorney Stanley Cheiken in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania and Pennsauken.