CPLR § 6301 Grounds for preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order
Dover Gourmet Corp. v Nassau Health Care Corp., 2011 NY Slip Op 08555 (2nd Dept., 2011)
To obtain a preliminary injunction, a movant must demonstrate, by clear and convincing evidence, (1) a likelihood of success on the merits, (2) irreparable injury absent a preliminary injunction, and (3) a balancing of the equities in the movant's favor (see CPLR 6301; Aetna Ins. Co. v Capasso, 75 NY2d 860, 862; Arcamone-Makinano v Britton Prop., Inc., 83 AD3d 623; S.J.J.K. Tennis, Inc. v Confer Bethpage, LLC, 81 AD3d 629; Volunteer Fire Assn. of Tappan, Inc. v County of Rockland, 60 AD3d 666, 667). The decision whether to grant or deny a preliminary injunction rests in the sound discretion of the Supreme Court (see Doe v Axelrod, 73 NY2d 748, 750; Rowland v Dushin, 82 AD3d 738; Trump on the Ocean, LLC v Ash, 81 AD3d 713, 715; City of Long Beach v Sterling Am. Capital, LLC, 40 AD3d 902). Under the circumstances of this case, the Supreme Court providently exercised its discretion in denying the plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction.