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New Bill Bans Jurors From Electronically Communicating About Cases; Violations are Contempt of Court

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law last week that becomes effective January 1, 2012. Known as AB 141, this law codifies the existing rule that jurors are not allowed to "Tweet", text or otherwise engage in any … Continue reading

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UN dismisses ICTY staff member’s appeal of contempt conviction

[JURIST] The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Tuesday upheld [judgment, PDF; press release] the contempt conviction of former spokesperson Florence Hartmann [BBC profile; ICTY materials, PDF]. A specially appointed chamber … Continue reading

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Georgia divorce decree cannot be modified by the trial court in contempt action, even if it will result in hardship

The Supreme Court of Georgia recently held a Husband to the exact language in his divorce decree, even though it may cause him hardship. Greenwood v. Greenwood, S11A0611 (2011). In that case, the parties' final judgment and decree of divorce … Continue reading

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Contempt and Enforcement of Court Orders

One remedy to a failure of one party to abide by existing court orders that is available to the parties in divorce and other family law actions is contempt of court. The power to punish for contempt arises out of … Continue reading

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Refusal to testify at debtor exam shouldn't be punished as contempt, Oregon Court of Appeals holds

A witness at a debtor examination was improperly held in contempt for invoking her privilege against self-incrimination, according to a case decided today by the Oregon Court of Appeals. In Redwine v. Starboard, LLC, plaintiff obtained a judgment against Starboard … Continue reading

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