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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Universal injunctions in other countries

An alert reader emailed this photo, taken at a construction site in London.

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I found the court order. I cannot find details about the case or the separate injunction referenced in the order. [Update: The referenced order is here] The "Seventh Defendant" mentioned is "PERSONS UNKNOWN entering or remaining on the Claimants' property without the Claimants' license or consent." The posted notice constitutes notice of the order and the injunction itself. I think that category was intended either to create a defendant class (only one named defendant was represented) or to constitute a group of John Doe defendants. So it is not quite universal, as there seems to be an attempt to expand the scope of the case to expand the injunction.

Either way, I am not sure it would fly in the U.S. to subject a broad number of unknown people to contempt without being named or well-represented in the action.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on June 24, 2018 at 11:27 AM in Civil Procedure, Howard Wasserman | Permalink

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Long live Rule 65(d)(2)!

Posted by: Stephen Sachs | Jun 24, 2018 11:32:54 AM

Maybe. But "unknown persons" seems pretty vague

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Jun 24, 2018 11:34:52 AM

Interesting , but llegally very dubious . Anyways , it seems that the injunction is that one :

http://southbankplaceconstruction.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Sealed-Order-for-an-Injunction-.pdf

Thanks

Posted by: El roam | Jun 24, 2018 1:18:17 PM

Thanks. The post was updated.

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Jun 24, 2018 1:24:06 PM

You are mostly welcomed . Just forgot to mention , that the image tells us , that the copy of the court order , can be reached in a link therein , but , the link is directing to certain portal or presentation page advertising a developer or whatsoever promotion , here :

http://southbankplaceconstruction.com

Thanks

Posted by: El roam | Jun 24, 2018 1:55:05 PM

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