Good afternoon. An injunction is an equitable remedy issued by a court when you can show that legal remedy of monetary damages are not going to be adequate. When you file your lawsuit, you will need to show that you will be irreparably harmed if the court doesn't prohibit the delivery of the machinery to the buyer. You will need to be able to show that money damages are not sufficient, and if you can show the buyer doesn't have the financial wherewithal to pay any monetary damages or that because the machine will be in another country and beyond your reach, that will usually suffice.
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Yes...I would file immediately. I would file your suit...he's already shown he can't be trusted and you don't want him to collect any payment and hide it. What you should ask the court is to hold any payments made by the Australian company in escrow so that your partner can't take it and hide it somewhere.
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