9th Circ. Nixes Injunction In $61M Air Force Contract Row

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT) -- A Montana federal court was wrong to prohibit Precision Lift Inc. from using images owned by Flexible Lifeline Systems Inc. in a bid for a $61 million U.S. Air Force contract based on a presumption of irreparable harm, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday.

Citing recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions in eBay Inc. v. MercExchange LLC and Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council Inc., the Ninth Circuit said its long-standing practice of presuming irreparable harm when a plaintiff is found likely to succeed on the merits in...
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