What is a super-injunction?

What is a super-injunction?

A super-injunction is an instrument of English law that prevents the publishing of any details from an ongoing legal case, including the existence of the case itself.

Who has a super-injunction?

List of known super-injunction cases

Case Method of Revelation
RJW v Guardian News and Media Ltd Paul Farrelly, MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, had tabled a parliamentary question revealing the existence of the injunction.
Ntuli v Donald A super-injunction was granted but set aside on appeal.

Do Superinjunctions still exist?

A super-injunction was granted but later discontinued. Application for a super-injunction was rejected. Issued in 2008, its existence was revealed by Andrew Marr in a 2011 interview.

Is an injunction public knowledge?

A “super injunction” is an interim injunction which restrains a person from: Publishing information which concerns the applicant and is said to be confidential or private; and. Publicising or informing others of the existence of the order and the proceedings (the ‘super’ element of the order)”.

What are different types of injunction?

The following are the different types of the injunction:

  • Preliminary injunction.
  • Preventive Injunction.
  • Mandatory injunction.
  • Temporary restraining order.
  • Permanent injunction.

When can a court refuse an injunction?

The relief of injunction may be refused on the ground of delay, laches or acquiescence or whether the applicant has not come with the clean hands or has suppressed material facts, or where monetary compensation is adequate relief. As per amended Sec. 9-A (2) of the C.P.C.

Can an injunction be refused?

It is always important to remember that an injunction is an equitable remedy and, therefore, it is discretionary which implies that your application may be rejected even if you have a good claim in law!