Code of the District of Columbia

§ 42–3603. Preliminary injunction review.

(a) After commencement of an action under § 42-3602 and upon request of a party, the Court shall hold a hearing to determine if a preliminary injunction should be granted to prevent a tenant from directly or indirectly maintaining a drug haven or nuisance.

(b) The Court may grant a motion for a preliminary injunction if the plaintiff meets the necessary legal requirements for a preliminary injunction. The factors that the Court shall consider in determining whether the plaintiff is entitled to a preliminary injunction are:

(1) Whether the plaintiff is likely to prevail on the merits of the case;

(2) Whether, in the absence of relief, the plaintiff will suffer irreparable harm;

(3) Whether there will be substantial harm to the defendant or another party if relief is granted; and

(4) Whether the public interest favors granting relief.

(c) The housing provider and the Mayor shall not be required to give bond to obtain an injunction.