Ashland Oil, Inc. v. Kaufman – Case Brief Summary (West Virginia)

In Ashland Oil, Inc. v. Kaufman, 181 W. Va. 728, 384 S.E.2d 173 (1989), the lower court granted an injunction against Ashland Oil without first providing notice.

On appeal, the Court recognized that our court rules, which left decisions about notice to the discretion of the judge, differed from the federal rules, which allowed injunctions without notice only in special circumstances and with finite time limits.