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What are the potential remedies for notice-based contempt pleadings?

Late last month the family court issued a contempt petition against a client of mine in which the petition was a “notice” pleading, not a “fact” pleading. For those unfamiliar with the distinction, a notice pleading (typical in the federal … Continue reading

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Halts Contempt Order For Mysterious Foreign Company Subpoenaed By Mueller Team

The Supreme Court on Sunday issued a temporary halt to contempt charges brought against a mysterious foreign company. The company was having a fight over a mysterious grand jury subpoena related to the Mueller probe. via townhall.com What it could … Continue reading

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Should Courts Punish Government Officials for Contempt?

Nicholas R. Parrillo, The Endgame of Administrative Law:  Governmental Disobedience and the Judicial Contempt Power, 131 Harv. L. Rev. 1055 (2018). Edward Rubin What happens when a federal court issues a definitive order to a federal agency and the agency … Continue reading

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Contempt of Court in Family Law Cases:  A Cost-Benefit Analysis

By: Stephen J. Plog In many Colorado divorce and child custody cases, it’s not uncommon to see situations in which one party or the other fails to follow the court’s orders, whether financial or child related in nature.   When orders … Continue reading

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Finding of Contempt for Failure to Pay Child Support

Michael Busby This last legislative session of the Texas congress and senate amendment to the contempt provisions for non-payment of child support.  Previously an obligor could not be found in contempt of court when they showed they were current on … Continue reading

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