The irreparable injury rule
It has traditionally been a requirement of equity that no relief can be granted unless there is irreparable injury. This requirement, commonly called the "irreparable injury rule", has been the subject of sustained academic criticism, especially by remedies scholar Douglas Laycock, who has argued at length that the rule does not actually explain the decisions of courts in the United States. Nevertheless, the irreparable injury rule was reaffirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in eBay v. MercExchange, 547 U.S. 388 (2006), a case in which the Court announced a test for injunctive relief that required, among other things, that the plaintiff prove "that it has suffered an irreparable injury".
The concept of irreparable injury in various jurisdictions
The general idea that there are irreparable injuries has been recognized in various jurisdictions.
- Law Dictionary.
- Douglas Laycock, The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule (Oxford Univ. Press 1991).
- See U.N. Joint Appeals Board web site, citing, Law Dictionary, supra.
- Private law firm's web site glossary.
- Oklahoma case
- S.D. Public Service Commission web site
- Attorney General of Utah web site
- D.Ariz. official web site.
- N.D.Tex. official web site
- DOJ Web site, Kid's page.
- EAC web page.
- DOLE FAQs: Details
- See case on Philippines Supreme Court official web site.
- Philippine Jurisprudence web site
- See an Order on the - National Commission on Indigenous Peoples web page.
- Sen. Pimental's web site