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Temporary Restraining Orders & Preliminary Injunctions

Perhaps the most commonly known forms of equitable relief are temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. Both are designed to preserve the status quo pending the merits of a case. In Missouri, and most other jurisdictions, the primary purpose of a temporary restraining order is to preserve the status quo. Walker v. Hanke, 992 S.W.2d 925,…

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