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The DC Code: § 42-3104 Preliminary injunction.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)
a
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.
b
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

Prior Codifications 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

Credits

(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.)