- Upon the filing of a complaint to abate the drug-, firearm-, or prostitution-related nuisance, the court shall hold a hearing on the motion for a preliminary injunction, within 10 business days of the filing of such action. If it appears, by affidavit or otherwise, that there is a substantial likelihood that the plaintiff will be able to prove at trial that a drug-, firearm-, or prostitution-related nuisance exists, the court may enter an order preliminarily enjoining the drug-, firearm-, or prostitution-related nuisance and granting such other relief as the court may deem appropriate, including those remedies provided in § 42-3110. A plaintiff need not prove irreparable harm to obtain a preliminary injunction. Where appropriate, the court may order a trial of the action on the merits to be advanced and consolidated with the hearing on the motion for preliminary injunction.
- This section shall not be construed to prohibit the application for or the granting of a temporary restraining order, or other equitable relief otherwise provided by law.
Historical and Statutory
1981 Ed., § 45-3304.
Effect of Amendments
D.C. Law 16-81 substituted "drug or prostitution-related" for "drug-related".
D.C. Law 18-259 substituted "drug-, firearm-, or prostitution-related" for "drug or prostitution-related".
Temporary Addition of Section
See Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42-3101.
Emergency Act Amendments
For temporary addition of chapter, see notes to § 42-3101.
Legislative History of Laws
For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-194, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42-3101.
For Law 16-81, see notes following § 42-3101.
For history of Law 18-259, see notes under § 42-3101.
DC CODE § 42-3104
Current through December 11, 2012
(Mar. 26, 1999, D.C. Law 12-194, § 5, 45 DCR 7982; Apr. 4, 2006, D.C. Law 16-81, § 3(b), 53 DCR 1050; Nov. 6, 2010, D.C. Law 18-259, § 7(b), 57 DCR 5591.)