Irreparable Injury

Irreparable Injury in the United States

A damage or wrong that has no sufficient remedy. An irreparable injury is the kind of injury for which monetary compensation is not adequate, or it is an injury that cannot be corrected or repaired. The possibility of an irreparable injury is one of the conditions that precedes the granting of an injunction. Such claims assert to a court that the type of injury the claimant has suffered, or will suffer if the court does not intervene, is or will be irreparable.

See Also

Damages (Civil Process) Equity Jurisdiction (Civil Process) Injunction (Civil Process).

Analysis and Relevance

Irreparable injury must be demonstrated before many

courts will grant injunctive relief. A potential irreparable injury might be media disclosure of military secrets or an unauthorized disposal of chemical waste into the environment. A case can be made in either instance to enjoin such activity because recovery from the harm caused might be impossible.

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  1. Definition of Irreparable Injury from the American Law Dictionary, 1991, California

Irreparable Injury Definition

An injury is “irreparable,” within the rule that injunction will issue to prevent only such injuries, not only where the injury, from its nature, cannot be compensated by damages, or the damages cannot be ascertained by any certain measure 4 N. J. Eq. 449, or when the wrongdoer is insolvent and for that reason incapable of responding in damages. 210 111. 464; 218 111. 87; 51 Iowa, 385; 42 Neb. 238. That species of injury, whether great or small, that ought not to be submitted to on the one hand or inflicted on the other; and because it is so large on the one hand or so small on the other, is of such constant and frequent recurrence, that no fair or reasonable redress can be had therefor in a court of law. 76 111. 326; 149 111. 570; 181 111. 611; 246 111. 534; 52 111, App. 615.

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An injury is “irreparable,” within the rule that injunction will issue to prevent only such injuries, not only where the injury, from its nature, cannot be compensated by damages, or the damages cannot be ascertained by any certain measure 4 N. J. Eq. 449, or when the wrongdoer is insolvent and for that reason incapable of responding in damages. 210 111. 464; 218 111. 87; 51 Iowa, 385; 42 Neb. 238. That species of injury, whether great or small, that ought not to be submitted to on the one hand or inflicted on the other; and because it is so large on the one hand or so small on the other, is of such constant and frequent recurrence, that no fair or reasonable redress can be had therefor in a court of law. 76 111. 326; 149 111. 570; 181 111. 611; 246 111. 534; 52 111, App. 615.

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This definition of Irreparable Injury Is based on the The Cyclopedic Law Dictionary . This definition needs to be proofread..

Irreparable Injury (Equity)

This section introduces, discusses and describes the basics of irreparable injury. Then, cross references and a brief overview about Equity is provided. Finally, the subject of Civil Procedure in relation with irreparable injury is examined. Note that a list of cross references, bibliography and other resources appears at the end of this entry.

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